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The End of Daylight Saving Time Brings a Risk to Drivers



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ANCHOR LEAD: Some motorists find it difficult adjusting to change… especially, when it comes to time and their driving routines. Brian Osuch has more on what you need to know now that the clocks have fallen back an hour. (:59) SCRIPT: Zero-to-Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. A recent study found car accidents increase seven-percent the week after Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. Chevrolet’s Chad Lyons cautions drivers to be more alert as they hit the roadways this week. CUT: (Lyons) Right now, there’s a shift in dark and light conditions during sunrise and sunset. This can actually make it harder for drivers to see. Now is the time to pay extra attention to your surroundings. Slow down and be prepared for the risks associated with darkened roadways. SCRIPT: Thanks to new technology, some vehicles are helping drivers see better in the dark. CUT: (Lyons) The new 2016 Malibu has a feature called Intellibeam. With the help of an optical sensor that’s integrated into the rearview mirror. It recognizes the headlamps or the tail lamps of other vehicles and automatically activates the high-beam for better road illumination and visibility or conversely, it switches the headlamps to low beam to prevent blinding oncoming road traffic. SCRIPT: For more on the new 2016 Chevy Malibu, go to Chevrolet.com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from Chevrolet. I’m Brian Osuch.
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