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Drowsy drivers a concern after Daylight Savings Time ends

Posted: 7:45 AM, Nov 06, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-06 12:45:19Z

Daylight Savings Time is over, and on Sunday most people got an extra hour of sleep.

However "fall back" has local transportation officials worried about drowsy drivers. According to AAA, the time change can disrupt sleep patterns, putting drivers at risk of drivers falling asleep behind the wheel.

To combat the risk officials have launched "Street Smart" safety awareness campaigns in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Now through December 3, police will ramp up efforts to crack down on drowsy drivers.