I was driving down I-83 from Pennsylvania yesterday and the sign that normally posts traffic jams, accidents, or other travel info had a simple instruction: Change Your Clocks, Check Your Smoke Detectors. The National Association of Home Builders even wrote an article about it!

I thought that was interesting to have posted. And what a great idea!

We have long heard from our fire departments that whenever you change your clock forward or back the hour, that is the time to change your batteries in your smoke detectors. The few dollars you may spend twice a year on the 9 volt batteries could save yours and your family’s lives if you were to have a fire.

I hope that never happens to anyone reading this, but I agree that we need to take precautions, and this is an easy one to do.