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This Week at NCDOT: Public Input Survey and Daylight Saving Time Ends

RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast.

Public Input Survey

NCDOT is asking the public for feedback on how the agency is performing to identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused.

The survey covers eight core transportation areas, including motor vehicles, aviation, bicycles, pedestrians, and more.

Survey responses must be received by Nov. 30. To take the survey, click this link.

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, when we turn our clocks back one hour. This change can present challenges for drivers as it gets darker sooner, so many late afternoon commutes will be at dusk.

NCDOT’s top priority is safety, so be prepared for the switch by following these tips:

  • Make sure your vehicle’s lights, including emergency flashers, are working properly.
  • Switch your headlights from high to low beam when vehicles approach.
  • Be alert and watch for bicyclists, pedestrians and deer.
  • Get plenty of sleep and be well-rested to avoid driving tired.

For more safety tips, visit NCDOT’s driving at night webpage.

For more information about NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on

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