As the days get shorter and after daylight saving time came to an end this Sunday, November 5, people will be finding themselves outdoors in the dark more often. The Oak Ridge Electric Department has some safety reminders to share with citizens after the time change:
- Always use sidewalks. If a sidewalk is not present and you must walk on the side of the street, be sure to walk facing traffic.
- Wear light or reflective clothing to be more visible, but never assume that vehicles can see you.
- Avoid distracted walking at night. Mobile devices can both draw your attention away from your surroundings and dampen your night vision.
- Carry a lightweight flashlight or even an LED headlamp to help you see trip hazards and find your way.