An increase in the number of accidents after daylight saving time is common
May 04, 2020
As we spring forward in time, daylight saving time may increase the number of accidents on the road.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says losing that one hour of sleep can affect drivers.
According to Kansas Department of Transportation data from 2018, nearly 1,000 accidents happen from drivers being fatigued.
"Now in the darkness and that we need to increase our following distance, just be in general aware that during this week following daylight savings time there is an increase of injuries, fatalities and crashes," Trooper Ben Gardner, Kansas Highway Patrol explained."There is a correlation or a connection of an increase in crashes and in particular fatalities crashes that happen across the nation."