Tuesday, May 21
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Get Ready To Spring Forward As Daylight Saving Time Starts Tonight


  • Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 2:00:00 am clocks are move forward 1 hour to 3:00 am

  • New research finds that fatal car crashes increase by 6 percent the week following daylight saving time (DST)

  • The Sunshine Protection Act which would make DST the new “permanent time” eliminating the changing of the clocks but the bill has been stuck since Feb 2021

ASHEBORO N.C. – Tonight we trade an hour of sleep for more sun during the day as we “spring-forward” tonight into Daylight Saving Time.

Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 2:00:00 am clocks are move forward 1 hour to 3:00 am resulting in more daylight hours and the sun setting later in the day. In a press release from the NCDOT officials are asking anyone who drives early in the morning to go to bed an hour early to ensure they get the same amount of sleep before hitting the road. That’s because new research finds that fatal car crashes increase by 6 percent the week following daylight saving time (DST). “Our findings are in line with more general research showing that the ‘mini jetlag’ caused by the 1-hour loss due to DST is most severe in the first days after transition, and can be observed up to 2 weeks,” said study co-author Josef Fritz, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow with the circadian and sleep epidemiology lab at University of Colorado, Boulder to healthline.com in an interview.

In 2021 lawmakers in Washington introduced the Sunshine Protection Act which would make DST the new “permanent time” eliminating the changing of the clocks. The bill has 33 co-sponsors on both sides of the isle but has been stuck in the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce since February of 2021.