Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend! It’s Spring and that means we ‘spring forward’ and set our clocks ahead one hour before we go to bed on Saturday night. Whether you see this adjustment as losing an hour of sleep or gaining an hour of daylight at the end of the day, here are some interesting statistics about Daylight Saving Time:
- Daylight Saving Time is not observed in Hawaii and most of Arizona. And, Florida has a new law in the works to opt out as well. Good luck figuring out what time it is in those states!
- There is a correlation between Daylight Saving Time and the number of car accidents that happen on Monday morning. This has been attributed to people being more tired after losing their hour of sleep. Be careful out there!
- The official name is Daylight Saving Time but many people still call it Daylight Savings Time. Now you know!
- Many people use the time change as a reminder to also check the batteries in their smoke detectors. This is a great idea!
- Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November. That’s November 4, 2018, if you’re keeping track!
We could go on, but we need to get to bed early to make up for that lost hour of sleep!