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Don't let the daylight savings time change affect your Monday Bay Area commute

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Darrin Atkins

The end of daylight savings time happens this week. It is time to 'fall back' one hour. Make sure you set your clocks back one hour on Sunday morning so you will have the right start to next week and that your commute to work will be on schedule.

This year's daylight savings time ends at 2:00 am on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 6. You can either change your clocks late Saturday night or some time on Sunday morning. Most clocks are digitally programmed so you may not have to change those times at all.

Will it affect your commute your commute on Monday morning if you forget to set your clocks back one hour? It definitely will have an effect on your Bay Area commute if you suddenly find out that you think it is one time when it is another time altogether and you get somewhere too early or too late.

Do you need more information on the exact time you and your friends in the Bay Area should change your clocks? If so, go to the website of timeanddate.com and you will see very specific information on the time change for this weekend.

Verify you are on the right time

How will you know that you are back on the right time? Here are some useful ways to make sure you are back to regular time so your Monday morning commute and drive time in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area will be right on schedule.

Turn your cell phones and computers completely off and then turn them back on. Sometimes cell phones and computers re-set the time automatically. If you have any doubts about if your phone or computer did this over night, turn them off and back on again.

Call your friends and see what time they are. Lots of people still enjoy receiving a good old-fashioned telephone call. If not, simply text your friends or family members and ask them what time they have on their clocks and devises.

Turn on a football game. Most football games start around 10:00 am or 1:00 pm on Sundays. If you tune in after these times and the games have not started, you know something is wrong.

These are just a few ideas for making sure you set your clocks back one hour like everyone else. If you do so, then your Monday morning commute should go smooth and be normal.

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