Indiana Sees Fewer Pedestrian Fatalities in Early Morning Darkness

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In 2006, Indiana made the move to observing daylight saving time across the state, a switch that was criticized by critics who though kids walking to school in the relative dark would be put at risk.  However, the Journal Gazette examined data which showed the number of fatalities occurring in the dark morning hours declined from 56% of morning deaths to 46% of morning deaths.  Even though morning fatalities rose, the percentage of such deaths that took place in the dark declined.

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