Sunday, November 04, 2007

Suspicions Confirmed, Part 2

Santa Rosa Press Democrat // News for California's North Bay and Redwood Empire: "WASHINGTON (AP) -- After clocks are turned back this weekend, pedestrians walking during the evening rush hour are nearly three times more likely to be struck and killed by cars than before the time change, two scientists calculate. Ending daylight saving time translates into about 37 more U.S. pedestrian deaths around 6 p.m. in November compared to October, the researchers report.

Their study of risk to pedestrians is preliminary but confirms previous findings of higher deaths after clocks are set back in fall.

It's not the darkness itself, but the adjustment to earlier nighttime that's the killer, said professors Paul Fischbeck and David Gerard, both of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh."


Anonymous said...

I've never liked Daylight Savings Time and it's frequent changes. Now I have a good excuse. See? It kills people!

Unknown said...

Yer durn tootin'!