Study ties Daylight Saving Time shift, pedestrian deaths

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    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 savings 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.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071102/ap_on_sc/time_change_accidents&printer=1
     
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  3. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    I just heard on the news that it takes the average person 5 days to adjust to this time change, and about 2 weeks to the one in the spring.

    I know this is true for me. The spring time change kicks my butt every year. I hate that one.
     
  4. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    I don't mind the change, but our kids get all messed up and that's annoying.

    Interesting info, DK.
     
  5. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    Not even the spring one? I personally LOVE the one in the fall :)
     
  6. Curious J

    Curious J New Member

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    I thought turning the clock back made it safer for school children walking to school and bus stops in the mornings when it gets pitched black toward the end of October.
     
  7. englishleigh

    englishleigh Authentic Southern Belle

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    Having just started a job where I have to be there at 6:30 am, I'm soooooo looking forward to this time change!!!! :dance:

    The one in the spring, though...:banghead: :mad: :doh: :sick: :bang:
     
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    pedinurse Former Member

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    i hate the one in the fall. i have to get up earlier to go to work. right?
    ok, dangit. i have to go to work on saturday and sunday at 7am. so, sunday, to go to work at 7am... what do i have to do. HELP
     
  9. Dark Knight

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    Before you go to bed Saturday night, set your clocks BACK one hour and it should all work out. You're basically getting an extra hour of sleep, as 2am becomes 1am.
     
  10. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Sleep? Are you serious? Uh-huh, it's more time to Websleuth! :woohoo: :woohoo:

    :D
     
  11. pedinurse

    pedinurse Former Member

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    so this is a GOOD thing, right
    like i am going in at 8am?
     
  12. pedinurse

    pedinurse Former Member

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    you're right!!!
     
  13. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Hmm. Now I have to think about this! I'm not sure which one it is now! lol
     
  14. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    Yes. 7 will be the new 8 :)
     
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    Taximom Former Member

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    I run around saying that all week after DST goes into affect. "Well, it's REALLY 6 p.m." :rolleyes: :waitasec:
     
  16. pedinurse

    pedinurse Former Member

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    YEAHHHHH I'VE BEEN FREAKING OUT FOR WEEKS THINKING THAT THE WEEKEND I GO BACK FROM SURGERY IS THE WEEKEND OF THIS CRAPPY TIME TIME!!!
    Thank you WSers and DK for saving my sanity!!!! I get an extra hour of sleep between my two shifts!!!!!!
     
  17. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    The scope of this study was very narrow, and the article says that it cuts back on pedestrian accidents in the mornings.

    It is supposed to be safer for school children walking to the bus stop or to school. And, typically, kids are home from school before the hours this study is talking about.

    Daylight savings time is also about saving energy.
     
  18. pedinurse

    pedinurse Former Member

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    my husband has no concept of this stuff, so i have been trying to get him to explain this to me and he's like... i dunno, i grew up on a farm, we just get up when the sun goes up and go to sleep when the sun goes down... LOL...
     
  19. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    OMG! I do too!! :D :D
     
  20. pedinurse

    pedinurse Former Member

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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    :dance:
     
  21. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

    Yup! This is the good time change. :)
     

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