Are You Saving On Time?
March is here which means Daylight Savings Time is here. Who doesn’t love Daylight Savings Time? Sure you “lose” an hour for a day, but in return the sun stays up later and you can enjoy those extras hours without darkness in the evening. Here are some facts that you may not have known about Daylight Savings Time:
- Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states in the United States that do not follow Daylight Savings Time. That’s right, Daylight Savings Time is determined by the state and those two states decided to not adhere to it. So, if you’re traveling to either Arizona or Hawaii be sure that you’re on the right time. Although, if you’re going to Hawaii we’re assuming (or at lasting hoping) you have all the time i the world on vacation.
- Daylight Savings Time is bad for T.V. and good for golf courses. When we change to Daylight Savings Time we are obviously given extra hours of light. This causes people to want to spend more time outside rather than inside watching T.V. Therefore, when we change to Daylight Savings Time T.V. ratings tend to drop. At the same time, people enjoy doing more outdoor activities like taking a walk or going to play golf. As a result, golf course often see an increase in revenue during Daylight Savings Time. It also helps businesses (like ours!) when the sun is up later to work on outdoor construction projects for longer.
- Crime rates often drop during Daylight Savings Time. You read that right. Crime rates actually tend to decline when we push our clocks an hour forward. While there is no scientific explanation for this, it is thought that criminals often prefer to commit crimes under the mask of darkness. With the extra hours of daylight many less crimes are committed during this period since these criminals would rather not work during the day.
Now you know a little bit more about Daylight Savings Time. Maybe you learned something new, or maybe not. The one thing you should learn is that you could be saving both time and money on your next underground project by contacting us at Horizon Underground.