A Chronobiological Evaluation of the Acute Effects of Daylight Saving Time on Traffic Accident Risk

@article{Fritz2020ACE,
  title={A Chronobiological Evaluation of the Acute Effects of Daylight Saving Time on Traffic Accident Risk},
  author={J. Fritz and T. VoPham and K. Wright and C. Vetter},
  journal={Current biology : CB},
  year={2020}
}
  • J. Fritz, T. VoPham, +1 author C. Vetter
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current biology : CB
  • There is evidence that the spring Daylight Saving Time (DST) transition acutely increases motor vehicle accident (MVA) risk ("DST effect"), which has been partly attributed to sleep deprivation and circadian misalignment [1-6]. Because spring DST also shifts clock time 1 h later, mornings are darker and evenings brighter, changing illumination conditions for peak traffic density. This daytime-dependent illumination change ("time of day effect") is hypothesized to result in DST-associated… CONTINUE READING
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