Do We Really Need Daylight Saving Time?

Episode 1371 (01:28)

Clock

24% more heart attacks, increased traffic accidents, and a wholesale lack of productivity is the byproduct of continuing to use Daylight Saving Time. Leo says it's an outdated concept whose liabilities outweigh the benefits, and we should simply get rid of it. It's important to know what is more high tech and what isn't. Your phone will automatically reflect the change, but your alarm clock will not. Change.org even has a petition to rid the world of Daylight Saving Time. You can sign it here.

The idea was enacted in 1966 to save energy, but Leo says there is no evidence that it has given any energy savings benefit whatsoever.