Why do we “Spring Forward?”

9 03 2009

Daylight Saving Time is here! Yesterday, we turned our clocks ahead one hour. Why would anyone want to get rid of that extra hour of sleep?

  • It saves energy – We use less electricity at night because we still have daylight to light our homes.
  • It saves lives and prevents traffic accidents – You can travel home from work and school in daylight.
  • Long summer nights – Most people like it because they have more light in the evenings to have fun outdoors.

We found this cool web exhibit that has more information about DST.

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