Nearly anyone who heads out for a walk on a regular basis likely keeps an eye out for drivers who may be distracted or operating recklessly. If you’re on foot in November, your risk of getting killed is far greater than at other times of the year, according to a study released by two Carnegie Mellon University researchers.
The researchers concluded that the November time change to standard time, or the end of daylight-saving time, has an impact on drivers, who may need weeks to get used to the new daylight patterns.
The study finds that the adjustment leads to a 300 percent greater chance of pedestrians being struck and killed by a car for the first few weeks after the return to standard time.
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