Pipestone Flyer readers probably want to ensure they mark down a special date this coming weekend.
It’s “fall back” time again as Daylight Saving Time (DST) means turning your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.
While DST was originally introduced in Europe and North America during World War I, it didn’t really catch on until World War II when some governments thought adding and subtracting an hour in the spring and fall would aid the agriculture community. DST has been hanging around in some jurisdictions ever since.
Many myths surround DST; two of the most persistent include the urban legend that DST causes a rash of car accidents and auto collision fatalities due to the theory that many people sleep in, are late for appointments and are rushing to get there.
An extension of that urban legend is that DST causes so much confusion the following week, all sorts of people are late for work or miss work because they can’t adjust physically to the one-hour difference.