Fun facts about fall daylight saving time

Standard time returns Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. But did you know, not everyone in the United States makes the switch from standard time. The exceptions are Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. Daylight time will return in March.

Here are 6 more fun facts about Fall Daylight Saving Time:

  1. THERE ARE MORE CAR CRASHES IN THE WEEKS JUST AFTER CLOCKS ARE SET BACK. The early sunset means more drivers and pedestrians are out at twilight when it’s hardest to see.
  1. THERE ARE FEWER HEART ATTACKS ON THE MONDAY FOLLOWING FALL DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. The extra hour of sleep could improve people’s heart health.
  1. OVERNIGHT TRAIN TRIPS VIA AMTRAK ARE AN HOUR LONGER ON THE EVE OF THE CHANGE. Trains running on schedule are an hour early when the time changes and are held an hour at their next station stop.
  1. WE NO LONGER SET BACK CLOCKS BEFORE HALLOWEEN. If you remember setting back clocks in October, you’re not mistaken. Congress extended Daylight Saving Time to end in November to save energy starting in 2007.
  1. THE CANDY LOBBYISTS TRIED TO PUSH BACK THE TIME CHANGE IN 1985. They wanted people to set back clocks in November instead of October for an extra hour of daylight for trick-or-treating (and more money spent on candy). To try to get their way, they put candy pumpkins on senators’ seats!
  1. NO, YOU DON’T GET AN EXTRA HOUR OF DRINKING THE DAY THE TIME SWITCHES. Bars that close at 2 a.m. don’t stay open for an extra hour on fall-back day because they technically shut their doors at 1:59 a.m.

Source: Woman’s Day