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Get There: August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007

Thinking About September

Dear Dr. Gridlock: It is time to remind drivers that it is getting dark earlier, and dark-colored cars with no lights against asphalt roads are not visible even though there may be light in the sky still. I changed lanes in front of a dark-colored car with no lights. The driver put on the brakes, but if I had seen it, I would not have pulled over to the right. Georgia Weatherhead Springfield On Sept. 1, the sun will set at 7:39 p.m. By the end of the month, it will set at 6:53 p.m. Back on June 29, it was 8:38 p.m. We'll fall back to Standard Time on Nov. 4. From the Virginia driver's manual: "At sunset, as soon as light begins to fade, turn on your headlights to make your vehicle more visible to others. You must use headlights from sunset to sunrise." Motorists must use headlights...

By Robert Thomson  |  August 27, 2007; 5:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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