Traffic gets worse when dst happens

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ElFenix

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Why does this happen? CPA have you noticed this?
 

nsafreak

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My best guess would be sun glare. Usually during DST when I'm going to work at 7am is when the sun is just starting to show over the horizon. By the time I'm at work at 7:20 am it's shining directly into drivers eyes and then when I'm leaving work at 4:30 pm is when the sun is setting and usually around then is also when it's shining directly into driver's eyes.
 

Kadarin

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Evening traffic here tends to be lighter, since the evening commute is now in daytime. I don't give a crap about the morning commute, since my work hours allow me to miss the worst of it anyway.
 

Midwayman

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I figure its 'cause a lot more folks go out to do stuff after work when it is still light. I notice the same thing here. It fairly abruptly gets worse right after the DST change. More people running errrands, etc means more cars on the road. More cars, worse traffic.
 

PingSpike

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Around here traffic is god awful because the lights are all still set on the old timing so they no longer match up with the rush hour times. It fixes itself when we reach the time when DST switch USED to be before congress changed it several years ago in an effort to appear to be doing something useful while actually doing nothing/damage.
 
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