Sunday, November 4, 2007

You've Set Back the Clock; Now You're Three Times More Likely to Be Hit by a Car

Now that we've turned back the clocks, we're three times more likely to be struck and killed by cars while walking during the evening rush hour than before the time change, according to an Associated Press article. The study was conducted by professors Paul Fischbeck and David Gerard, both of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Going to a year-round daylight saving time would save about 200 deaths a year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety of Arlington, Va. calculated.

Photo by The_Toe_Stubber, Creative Commons License

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