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Daylight saving time ends, seasonal tips

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​Fall back November 1
Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, November 1. Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Halloween. The time change is a great time for some basic housekeeping to ensure a safe fall and winter:

Halloween fun and safety
Trick or treat is a beloved tradition for many families. To ensure a safe and happy experience, follow these tips.

  • Mecklenburg County Park & Rec has lots of Halloween and fall activities scheduled for the entire family. Get a full listing here.
  • Check out these tips from the Mecklenburg County Health Department to make Halloween a little healthier.
  • CMPD offers these Halloween safety tips for kids and parents.
  • The Charlotte Fire Department offers practical ways to avoid ​hidden fire hazards this Halloween​.​
  • Walk on sidewalks, not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.
  • Cross streets at crosswalks when available. Look both ways before crossing streets and cross when the lights tell you to cross, after you check for cars in all directions.
  • Carry a flashlight, wear clothing with reflective markings or tape, and stay in well-lit areas. Wear a watch you can read in the dark.
  • Don't cut across yards or driveways.​
  • Report any broken street lights by calling 311 or reporting them online.
  • Motorists should pay special attention to pedestrians, especially on neighborhood streets after dark on Halloween.