.... and while there is much discussion about keeping it permanent, it hasn’t happened yet. The Senate even passed the Sunshine Protection Act, which would make Daylight Saving Time permanent beginning in 2023, but it still has to pass the House before going to the President’s desk.
We already know that permanent Daylight Saving Time would cut down on traffic accidents, but a study by the University of Washington found that making DST permanent would significantly cut down on the number of collisions involving deer. According to the study, there are 2.1 million deer-vehicle collisions in the U.S. every year. These accidents kill 440 people, cause 60,000 injuries, and cost drivers more than $10 billion a year. It also accounts for the largest human-caused killing of wildlife.