It's that time of year again when we set clocks back an hour as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end.
We fall back officially at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. But, for practical purposes, it's easier to turn your clock back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.
If the federal government has its way, this could be the last time we "fall back" as there is legislation pending that would make the time change permanent.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent. The law would have us "spring forward" in March of 2023 and then not "fall back" as we will this weekend. The bill awaits action by the House and the signature of the president for it to become law.
Interestingly, a University of Washington study, published Wednesday in the journal Current Biology, estimates permanent daylight saving time would also save dozens of people involved in deer collisions, by reducing the amount of rush hour traffic when it is dark. Researchers estimate permanent daylight saving time would prevent 33 human deaths and 2,054 injuries, while saving $1.2 billion in deer collision costs because "skies would be brighter later into the evening."
Note that most of your digital devices will reset themselves.
And, regardless of the time change, drivers must still adhere to Federal Motor Carrier Administration hours of service regulations.