The days are about to get gloriously longer, the nights shorter and the weather even more perfect than it has been.
But there is a dark side to all this daylight: Fatal car crashes increase by as much as 17% on the Monday immediately following the transition to daylight saving time (DST).
Losing that hour of sleep causes enough of a disruption to our collective circadian rhythm that DST has become a major public health issue. Everyone from car insurance companies to emergency room physicians issue warnings this time of year to drive defensively and be prepared for the worse.
But I have a different recommendation: Go to bed. Read more on the Daily Pilot, Los Angeles Times