New study shows assaults go up when daylight saving time ends

New study shows assaults go up when daylight saving time ends

While the study couldn't point to exactly why assaults went up when the clocks went back Richardson says agitation comes along with returning to Standard Time.

As for the proposals emerging in New England, the one from MA calls for pushing back the start of the school day. "It's weird how it gets dark so early".

DST was introduced in the U.S.in 1918 as a wartime measure. Some studies show an overall reduction in traffic crashes and fatalities due to daylight saving time changes, WebMD stated.

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Daylight saving time was used during World War I, according to several historical sources, as a way to reserve fuel.

Getting a good night's sleep sometimes requires a conscious effort to go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time, even on weekends, Dr. Zhee said.

1966 - The Uniform Time Act of 196 establishes the system of uniform Daylight Saving Time throughout the United States. States can exempt themselves from participation. Since then the timing has changed a bit, President George W. Bush changed the law to fit with a new energy policy in 2005 and moved the start of daylight saving to the second Sunday in March and the end of it to the first Sunday of November.

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This tradition of springing forward and falling back is in place for most of the US, with the exception of several places, including Hawaii and most of Arizona.

Most areas within the United States participate in Daylight Saving Time, except Arizona, Hawaii and territories including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

But some people may argue that Daylight Saving Time is necessary and makes sense.

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But, with MA attempting to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time, California might move to do the same - and it should.

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