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22 November 2008, 11:38 am


I knew there was a reason I voted for that man.

Goodness knows, I have no problem with using energy consumption as the axe to grind DST away on. But I would also love to see more attention paid to accident rates in the month after each switch, and an assessment of the economic burden of maintaining all that crufty, buggy, time-change computer code. I’m not joking on either point. Code for deltas between static time zones is crufty enough.

Edit: I found some more-than-hearsay discussion of accident rates. Stanley Coren’s Sleep Deficit, Fatal Accidents, and the Spring Shift to Daylight Savings Time appears to be the most widely cited study. Google books has previews of David S. Prerau’s Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time


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