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Every spring, most Americans set their clocks ahead by one hour. Daylight Savings Time is nothing new. In fact, it has been around since World War I and was originally a power saving measure. 

An interesting fact about DST, however, is that more car accidents occur during the workweek following DST. According to Forbes, the rate of car accidents after Daylight Savings Time increases by about six percent. While you cannot control that DST happens, there are other factors that you can control to ensure that you do not find yourself in an accident. 

Keep your eyes open 

As the driver, it is up to you to keep watch for any potholes. If there is an obstruction in the road, you must be able to stop quickly. Remember to leave space between your vehicle and other vehicles. You need enough room that if you have to, you can panic stop without worrying about anyone who is behind you. Always stay mindful of our surroundings. 

Never drive tired 

If you begin to get drowsy while you are driving, do not try to drive further. It does not matter how close you are to your home. If you are tired, then you should always pull over to the side of the road to recharge. If you have another driver in the vehicle, then you can always ask him or her to take over the wheel for you. It can be easy to think that you are not drowsy enough to pull over. A good rule, however, is to pull to the side of the road, even if you are only a little more tired than normal.