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New York Times: As evening commute gets darker, it also gets more dangerous

November 3, 2016

The end of daylight saving time will create a more dangerous evening commute as people find it harder to see on the streets, New York City officials say. 

The earlier sunset and darkness have been linked to an increase in the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured by vehicles, according to an analysis by the city’s Department of Transportation of data from 2010 to 2014, the most recent years available. 

Nationally, a similar pattern has emerged, according to UMTRI associate research professor Michael Flannagan, who has studied traffic safety nationally. 

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