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Old 10-31-09, 09:01 PM
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Be Extra Careful on Monday-

Apparently the Monday after a time change is a particularly bad one for motorists- lots of accidents.
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Old 10-31-09, 09:10 PM
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Just get your commute in before 2am and you'll be fine.
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Old 10-31-09, 09:15 PM
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Today was a bad one for me with the Fl/Ga game. I was on the road 30 min before kickoff and folks were hell bent on making it home before the kickoff. If you were going the posted 35mph speed limit people were passing in the middle turn lane doing welllllll over the limit. Had lots of left hooks and close passes.
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Old 10-31-09, 09:16 PM
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Yes. They typically suck. People loose their minds.
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Old 10-31-09, 09:25 PM
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We gain an hour of sleep. Everyone should be well rested.
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Old 10-31-09, 11:55 PM
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Yeah, this is the "good" time change. It's the one in the spring that puts more sleepy drivers on the road.
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Old 11-01-09, 07:43 AM
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It's always my opportunity to get back comfortably into my winter schedule of getting up at about 4:30AM. Mostly I've been getting up at 6:00, which doesn't allow me to work OT and still get home when I like, and also puts me into heavy traffic at around 7:00 to 7:30 as people who start work at 8:00 are going through town. If I just show up even 20 minutes earlier, there's hardly any traffic.
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Old 11-01-09, 08:32 AM
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Despite people being more "rested", it will also be the first time many people are driving home in darkness. Many of them may not have driven much in the dark all summer long. I will be extra cautious, but later year the week following the daylight savings time change was super sketchy.
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Well Daylight Saving Time caused me to wake up 30 minutes before I wanted. So, I got to work by 6:30 with the sun just coming up. I can go home at 3:00 with 2 hours before sunset and rush hour.
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Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
Yeah, this is the "good" time change. It's the one in the spring that puts more sleepy drivers on the road.
lol
It does not work that way. Sorry.
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Old 11-02-09, 08:57 AM
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This AM ride was without incident.
Except it looks like "Dawn of the Dead" in my office today.....
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Old 11-02-09, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by chris_farley View Post
Despite people being more "rested", it will also be the first time many people are driving home in darkness. Many of them may not have driven much in the dark all summer long. I will be extra cautious, but later year the week following the daylight savings time change was super sketchy.
This is the week I HATE. I go in at 6:15 in the morning, go home at just before 5:00. At 6:15 I don't care how much light there is b/c there are no cars on the road.

At night, however, drivers seem to be panicked about getting home before the sun goes down and drive like it.
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Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
Yeah, this is the "good" time change. It's the one in the spring that puts more sleepy drivers on the road.
Sleepy drivers late for work. Today they're all early for work.
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And it's close enough to full moon that people are crazy.

And it's hunting season, so the deer are acting all freaky, crossing roads where they don't usually, at times you wouldn't usually expect to see them.

And drivers are still all out to kill you.
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Who stole MY hour of extra sleep?
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