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Case of the Mondays: Why there may be more problems on the road at the start of next week

Highway drivers

OKLAHOMA CITY – When it comes to the start of the week, you may find yourself with a ‘case of the Mondays.’

However, officials with one organization say Monday, March 10 could be a little harder for you than most.

AAA is reminding everyone of Daylight Saving Time, which begins on Sunday, March 9 at 2 a.m.

Officials say drivers may not be as alert or awake as normal, which could cause problems on the road.

“A change in time can affect people physically and drivers can be more tired than they realize,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “That lost hour of sleep can be a big deal, especially if we’ve been short on sleep over the weekend. Motorists need to prepare in advance for the time change by increasing sleep time in the days ahead and getting a good night’s sleep on Sunday.”

In addition to drowsy drivers hitting the road, officials say children, runners and cyclists will be on the streets later because of the increased daylight.