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Daylight saving time is Sunday, drivers need to remember this law or face possible traffic tickets

This Sunday, Nov. 7, our clocks will go back one hour at 2 a.m.

There’s the extra hour of sleep for many, but there are also other rules that need to be followed, especially for drivers.

Dusk will be happening earlier now and people need to remember to turn on their headlights when they didn’t need to before.


If caught driving in the dark without headlights, drivers can face fines.

The fines vary by state but can run from $130 to $200. It is considered a moving violation and some states require attending traffic school.

Hawaii and Arizona are safe, they do not change their clocks.

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Neither does Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Northern Marina Islands.

19 states altogether have passed laws to make daylight saving time the standard time. Federal law doesn’t allow for daylight saving time, but the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021 could change that.

Daylight saving time was first used in Canada in 1908. Germany began it April 30, 1916 to save coal. The U.S. began it in 1966 to save energy.

Related: Will clocks changing make people work for free for one hour?



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