Don't let your guard down because of daylight savings time

Police advise to take regular safety precautions after daylight savings time begins

Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul says people still need to take regular safety precautions when its late â" even if the sun's still out.

"If it's light til 8 p.m. people are going to buy groceries, shop, and run errands later, but they still need to be aware of their surroundings, be familiar with the location, and carry a cell phone" says Sproul.

The concept of daylight savings time was first developed by Benjamin Franklin.