Time to Spring Our Clocks Forward

March 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Don't forget to set your clock ahead an hour this weekend. The official time change happens Sunday at 2 am.The switch can be hard on our bodies and takes most people several days to adjust.

Researchers at the University of Texas discovered there are more traffic accidents on Monday morning after the change because drivers are still sleepy from the time change.

They suggest easing into the new time by going to bed and getting up 20-to-30 minutes earlier every day.

Daylight saving time is another government intervention that may be more expensive than first thought.

Ben Franklin suggested daylight saving time as a way to save money on electricity by taking advantage of longer days.

But a University of California study found that the time change costs the average family a little more than $3 every year in extra electric bills.

They save money on lights, but spend more on air conditioning.


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