Related websites and other people working on this
- Time Zone Report has information about legislation in every state.
- States that have recently passed bills to stay on one time year round
- Scott Yates has been working for years on stopping time changes. He came up with the idea for a Resolution, and he started the Facebook group End Clock Changing
- Visualization of daylight hours and time changes
- California Resolution to ask federal government to let states stay on Daylight Saving
- Website dedicated to staying on Standard time year round
- Funny Video: The horror of time changes
- Guardian, 2017: Lithuania calls on EU to lock the clock
- Vox, 2014: It's time to make daylight saving time year round.
- Vox, Nov 2016: Daylight saving time has ended. It should go on forever.
- Vox, Mar 2017: Daylight saving time begins Sunday. 6 things to know about springing forward.
- Vox, Nov 2017: Daylight saving time ended Sunday. 6 things to know about falling back.
- NY Times opinion, 2014: Keep Daylight Saving Time Year Round
Research on time changes' impact on health and safety
- Heart attacks go up because of the clock change. (Sleep Medicine, “Daylight saving time shifts and incidence of acute myocardial infarction,” 2012) and (New England Journal of Medicine, Sleep Medicine Journal, 2008)
- Strokes go up. (Circulation Journal, “Abrupt Shift of the Pattern of Diurnal Variation in Stroke Onset With Daylight Saving Time Transitions,” 2008)
- Clock-changing increases miscarriages in IVF patients. (Chronobiology International, “Impact of daylight savings time on spontaneous pregnancy loss in in vitro fertilization patients,” 2017)
- Traffic accidents spike on the Monday after "Spring Forward." (American Economic Association, “Spring Forward at Your Own Risk: Daylight Saving Time and Fatal Vehicle Crashes,” 2016; New England Journal of Medicine, 1996)
- Workplace injuries go up. (Journal of Applied Psychology, “Changing to Daylight Saving Time Cuts Into Sleep and Increases Workplace Injuries,” 2009) and (Sleep Medicine, “Fatal accidents following changes in daylight savings time: the American experience,” 2001)
- Increased suicides. (Sleep and Biological Rhythms, “Small shifts in diurnal rhythms are associated with an increase in suicide: The effect of daylight saving,” 2008)
Research on time changes' impact on the economy and other things
- Workplace productivity goes down because of the clock changes. (Journal of Applied Psychology, 2012 story here)
- Getting rid of clock changing will make the stock market perform better. (Journal of Psychological Reports, “Effects of Daylight Saving Time Changes on Stock Market Volatility: A Reply,” 2011)
- Switching out of DST hurts retail sales. (JP Morgan Chase Institute, “Shedding Light on Daylight Saving Time,” 2012)
- Clock-changing harms relationships. (Wall St. Journal, citing several studies, subscription required)
- Clock-changing brings harsher sentences from judges. (Psychological Science, “Switching to Daylight Saving Time May Lead to Harsher Legal Sentences,” 2016)
Research on the health and safety benefits of year round DST
- Permanent DST helps in the fight against childhood obesity. (Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, “Daylight saving time as a potential public health intervention: an observational study of evening daylight and objectively-measured physical activity among 23,000 children from 9 countries”, 2014 and Journal of Physical Activity and Health, “Day Length and Weather Effects on Children’s Physical Activity and Participation in Play, Sports, and Active Travel,” 2012)
- Year-round Daylight Time means people walk and ride bikes more. (Journal of Environmental Psychology, “Using the daylight savings clock change to show ambient light conditions significantly influence active travel,” 2017)
- full year daylight saving time would reduce pedestrian fatalities by 171 per year, or by 13% of all pedestrian fatalities in the 5:00-10.00 a.m. and in the 4:00-9:00 p.m. time periods. Motor vehicle occupant fatalities would be reduced by 195 per year, or 3%, during the same time periods. Rutgers University, Accident, Analyiss and Prevention, “The Effects of Daylight and Daylight Saving Time on United States Pedestrian Fatalities and Motor Vehicle Occupant Fatalities,” 2004
- The Review of Economics and Statistics, “Under the Cover of Darkness: How Ambient Light Influences Criminal Activity,” 2015
- 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, “The effects of daylight saving time on vehicle crashes in Minnesota,” 2010)
- There's no increased risk to children in rural areas. (American Journal of Public Health, 1995)
Research on the environmental benefits of year round DST
- Permanent DST saves energy. (U.S. Department of Energy, “Impact of Extended Daylight Saving Time on National Energy Consumption,” 2008)
- Then again, it might increase energy use, so this might not be a strong argument. (Working paper, National Bureau of Economic Research, Does Daylight Saving time Save Energy? 2008) and (Energy Policy, “Effect of daylight saving time on lighting energy use: A literature review,” 2008)
- Permanent DST will help decrease air pollution. (Journal of the Air & Waste Management Assn., “Relative roles of emissions and meteorology in the diurnal pattern of urban PM10: analysis of the daylight saving time effect,” 2012)
- Staying in DST all year can save wildlife. (The Royal Society Biology Letters, “Daylight saving time can decrease the frequency of wildlife–vehicle collisions,” 2016)
- US Department of Transportation's page about the Uniform Time Act