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PostPosted: 04 Nov 2007, 00:10 
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Time to turn back clocks, and be careful

WASHINGTON (AP) -- This weekend is the time to turn back those clocks, and according to two scientists, time to be extra careful when walking during evening rush hour.

Come 2 a.m. local time Sunday, standard time returns. That means setting clocks back and an extra hour of sleep.

It also means that pedestrians walking around dusk are nearly three times more likely to be struck and killed by cars than before the time change, the researchers calculate.


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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2007, 22:11 
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety of Arlington, Virginia, in earlier studies found the switch from daylight saving time to standard time increased pedestrian deaths. Going to a year-round daylight saving time would save about 200 deaths a year, the institute calculated, said spokesman Russ Rader.


Like I wasn't already irritated with Daylight Savings...


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Wouldn't it make more sense to change our schedules year-round than our clocks? Noon and midnight aren't just arbitrary designations, ya know--they are based on a real, objective astronomical phenomenon known as the freakin' position of the freakin' sun.

I just changed my work schedule at the suggestion of my supervisor, who didn't want me to have to walk home in the dark after we turned our clocks back. Instead of working 8:00 to 5:00, I now work 7:30 to 4:30. I like it so much that I might just keep it that way when March rolls around again. Why wouldn't that solution work for everyone?

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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2007, 14:42 
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the freakin' position of the freakin' sun.

Is that the techincal term?


I think your soulution means people would have to ... think...


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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2007, 18:02 
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But... but... What about the savings we get on the cost of candles????!!!


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