A study by Careerbuilder reveals that the daylight saving time switch will cost North American employers around $434 million in lost productivity and increases in worker injuries.
Today is also the most dangerous day of the year for your commute. The Monday after we spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time is the worst Monday of the year for accidents. Observing Daylight Saving Time year-round would prevent 195 motor vehicle deaths and 171 pedestrian fatalities.
There is one positive to look forward to on your groggy Monday: Today we can expect crime to sleep in too! A study reveals that ‘springing ahead’ into Daylight Saving Time reduces crime. Results show that daily cases of robbery, and street crime, decrease by approximately 7% in the weeks after DST begins.