What is the science behind supporting this resolution?
- Heart attacks go up because of the clock change.
(New England Journal of Medicine, Sleep Medicine Journal)
- There is NO increased risk to children in rural areas.
(American Journal of Public Health)
- Traffic accidents spike on the Monday after “Spring Forward.”
(American Economic Association, New England Journal of Medicine)
- Workplace injuries go up.
(Journal of Applied Psychology)
- Strokes go up.
- Staying in DST will improve traffic safety in the winter months, and there is NO increased risk to students waiting for school buses.
(Journal of Safety Research) (Royal Automobile Club Foundation)
- Again, there is simply no evidence that school children are put at risk by year-round DST.
(Congressional Research Service, citing multiple studies.)
- Permanent DST saves energy.
(U.S. Department of Energy)
- Permanent DST helps in the fight against childhood obesity.
(Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity and Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
- Workplace productivity goes down because of the clock changes.
(Journal of Applied Psychology, story here)
- Permanent DST will help decrease air pollution.
(Journal of the Air & Waste Management Assn. and Steve Spangler Science)
- Clock-changing harms relationships.
(Wall St. Journal, citing several studies, subscription required)
- Clock-changing brings harsher sentences from judges.
- Getting rid of clock changing will make the stock market perform better.
(Journal of Psychological Reports)
- Staying in DST all year can save wildlife.
(The Royal Society Biology Letters)
- Switching out of DST hurts retail sales.
(JP Morgan Chase Institute)
- Clock-changing increases IVF miscarriages.
- Year-round Daylight Time means people walk and ride bikes more.
(Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Also, here is the excellent study done in the state of Massachusetts:
The Report of the Special Commission on the Commonwealth’s Time Zone.
If you would like to use all this research, you are of course welcome to, but I would appreciate a link to this site. Thanks.