Daylight Savings is killing my family. So I researched it.
I read Piper Bayard’s blog on Daylight Savings and found out I can blame the railroads for needing standard times.
I googled “Why do we have Daylight Savings” and found the daylight saving website. I found out we have daylight saving to
save daylight in the evenings.
This, in turn, saves electricity according to studies done in 1975 which started to be refuted in 1976. Another rational is that there are less traffic accidents in the evening now although there is an increase in morning accidents. And there are more pedestrian involved accidents the week after we change our clocks in the fall.
After reading the article, it seemed to me that the benefits we get in the spring are disadvantages in the fall and vise versa.
I don’t get it. I really don’t. I thought it had to do with farms and cows and milking, but it really has to do with saving electricity. And I want it to stop because my kids take at least a week to get over getting up earlier and I learned from my research that there is a higher likelihood they are going to get hit by a car this fall.
So I’m leaving the hallway light on for the rest of my life. In case they do another study.
(In case you love Daylight Saving, they have an app for it. “Discover when and where people observe Daylight Saving Time and Summer Time, and when you should switch your clocks. “) (What they need is an app telling you when you are about to get hit by a car.)