(CBS DETROIT) – As clocks “spring forward” to daylight saving time at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14, the Michigan Department of Transportation reminds drivers to watch out for pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists.
Sunrise will occur one hour later, meaning that it will be darker later in the morning.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Civility & Politics?
“As the weather gets warmer, we anticipate more people getting out for some exercise and fresh air,” said State Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba. “Pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists should wear brighter, reflective clothing in order to be seen more easily, and those behind the wheel need to pay close attention and eliminate distractions while driving.”READ MORE: Panera Fundraising Event To Raise Transplant Funds For Local Young Adult
Drivers are reminded that bicyclists are permitted to ride on most roadways in Michigan.
Bicyclists are reminded that, as legal roadway users, they are required to obey all traffic laws, signs, and signals. A person operating a bicycle upon a highway or street at less than the existing speed of traffic shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.MORE NEWS: This Weekend: I-275 Lane Closures Continue Between 7 Mile Road And I-96/I-696/M-5
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