Toby Knapp

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: Science proves it... the time change KILLS people...

And now... some learn something for your morning. Not random... but, something we all need to learn...

After clocks are turned back, 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.

No, really.

Researchers over at Carnegie Mellon found ending daylight saving time translates into about 37 more U.S. pedestrian deaths around 6 PM in November compared to October.

It’s not the darkness itself, but the adjustment to earlier nighttime that’s the killer. Researchers found that per-mile risk jumps 186 percent from October to November, but then drops 21 percent in December. They said the drop-off by December indicates the risk is caused by the trouble both drivers and pedestrians have adjusting when darkness suddenly comes an hour earlier.

And all of this goes into the theory which the time change thing needs to go adios. I said it. I'll say it again. Time to end it. I'm Toby Knapp and I've approved this message.


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