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Get Ready To “Fall Back” Tonight As Daylight Saving Time Ends

Get Ready To “Fall Back” Tonight As Daylight Saving Time Ends

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ASHEBORO NC - Tonight we get back that hour of sleep we lost back in March as we “fall back” to the time of year when it gets dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. At 2 AM on Sunday November 7th clocks will be set back 1 AM to repeat the hour. Originally started in the US in 1918 as a war-time measure to help conserve energy, the tradition stayed around after the war and is still going today. Does it actually conserve energy? Not really, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation, daylight saving time reduced electricity usage by only 1 percent but had no impact on home heating. Studies have also found a link between daylight saving time and increases in fatal vehicle crashes, workplace injuries, and increased risk of strokes, and even a temporary rise in the number of...