Posts Tagged ‘Daylight Savings Time’

Energy Savings?

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Energy conservation issues are a hot legal topic these days.  To understand the legal issues, it’s wise to know some of the underlying science.   Given that Daylight Saving Time is underway, let’s take up the issue of energy and daylight.  According to data analyzed by the Consumer Energy Report, the energy savings is “meager at best”.  However, other societal benefits arguably occur thanks to the extra hour of daylight.  Read the full article here:

Driver Safety Benefit to Daylight Savings Time

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Despite the statistical spike in car accidents and work injuries at the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, there is a silver lining. Once people settle into a new schedule and sleep pattern, statistics show that the number of motor vehicle crashes and fatalities drop because of the longer daylight to see and respond to road hazards.

Daylight Savings Time Dangers

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

As an Oregon personal injury attorney, certain statistics jump off the news page.  This morning, I groggily climbed out of bed like everyone else after springing our clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time.  I thought to myself, what does it mean for people to lose an hour of sleep?  One answer in the news that day got my attention.  It warned about studies showing an approximately 17% increase in car accidents on the first Monday after Daylight Saving Time.  Here is a link to the Oregon Live article:  Similar studies exist for work injuries on the first work day after Daylight Saving Time.