|Spring back, Fall forward
|Why do we still do this?
As I listen to these broadcasts, I learned that Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not observe Daylight Savings Times. California is considering the change. This would be awesome news, as it can lead other states and eventually the entire world to rid ourselves of this useless act.
|Pink areas like to waste time.
One of the thing stats they threw out this morning regarding the issues time changes cause was a 24% hike in heart attacks, and an increase in traffic accidents. I am not going to verify these stats, because they work in my favour.
We lose and hour this weekend. But really, we lose two hours, as it will take about an hour to set all the clocks and watches the average person has in their house and car. Yeah, do not forget about the clocks in your car.
|Bi-annual dance we do
Again, here is my genius idea to end this crap. Instead of setting the clocks ahead one hour, then back one hour every six months...we meet half way. All we do is get Greenwich to set the clocks half an hour off and leave it. Then, everyone will just need to worry about Time Zones Those are usually based on longitude and borders, which only effects those who travel.
Oh wait, I thought I was done. I may have mentioned this before...but not everyone who observes DST changes their clocks at the same time. What?!? I will try to keep this short since we are losing an hour and you need to be setting your clocks. Anyway...
I traveled to London in October. When I got there I obviously had to set my watch to local time. Well, the next day, I had to set it back one hour because it was the end of DST. A week later, I am back in the states...setting my watch back to DST...then the next day fall back an hour because it was the end for DST in North America. This is what drove Doc Brown crazy.
As heard on the news this Monday morning. Traffic accidents increase by 5% as EVERYONE is essentially 'jet lagged' from losing that hour. In California, there was over 5000 traffic accidents on the Monday following the time change, last year. It takes about 3-4 days for the average person to adjust to time change.