Daylight saving times ends Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2:00 a.m. Be sure to set clocks back one hour. While parts of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands do not observe the time change, most of the U.S. and Canada will make the adjustment.

The Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs felt it fitting to share these safety-check reminders for the home and place of business.

Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors: Ensure that they work at optimal level year-round, and replace batteries as needed.

Set the time on security alarms, as appropriate

Amend premises lighting: Adjust lights in parking structures and access ways for better visibility and to help protect patrons, workers and facility visitors.  Plan for extra patrols or guard escorts, especially during the holiday season.

Conserve energy: Remember to turn off lights when not in use.  Consider installing motion or lighting sensors that turn off automatically when no one is around.

Practice safe driving and follow traffic rules: It gets darker earlier in the evening.  Be on extra alert for pedestrians.  Know and plan routes to destinations, especially if they deviate from normal paths.

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