Monday, November 5, 2007

AP discovers old foe for peds...

This weekend the AP reported on a not-very well known stastical reality: ending daylight savings time is a killer for pedestrians.

After clocks are turned back this weekend, pedestrians walking during the
evening rush hour are nearly three times more likely to be struck and killed by
cars than before the time change, two scientists calculate.

Ending daylight savings time translates into about 37 more U.S. pedestrian deaths around 6 p.m. in November compared to October, the researchers report. Their study of risk to pedestrians is preliminary, but confirms previous findings of higher deaths after clocks are set back in fall.

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