Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday November 7. Do you like or dislike turning the clocks back one hour, which allows an extra hour of sleep but results in an earlier sunset?
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If I understand it correctly ...this resetting of the clocks is for the sole benefit of farmers for harvesting time. Not sure of all the details involved...but i believe it has to do with getting their produce to the markets in a timely manner.
I do not like it. I like the daylight!!!
It doesn't really bother me one way or the other. I know this morning at 7:00 am, the sun was just coming up here.
That means an awful lot of children are walking to school or to the school bus in the dark.
I think I can manage my schedule around the time change... I always have, but I hate seeing those little children going to school in the dark so much that it doesn't bother me.
I think their safety is worth it.
And~ I get an extra hour of sleep! Whooohoo!
The above posted answer has caused me no end of concern and worry. I am undertaking a study to discover the reasons that our southern neighbors do not utilize DST-
While I understand Daylight savings, can someone PLEASE explain it to my dogs?
Liberals are telling everyone to set their clocks back next week.
I think Daylight Savings Time should end. It's too confusing when some states change the clocks and some don't.
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday.
At 2 a.m., we're all supposed to get out of bed, turn our clocks back one hour, and then go back to bed.
Well, just kidding about the getting out of bed part. We can set our clocks back before hitting the hay.
That is, unless you work an overnight shift. Then at 2 a.m. you go back to it being just 1 a.m., and you have to work the hour you just worked again. Arrgh! Work that out with your employer.
The idea of springing ahead in March is to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. The rationale is that people want to spend more time outdoors in summer weather, and the extra hour of daylight allows that.
So if an extra hour of daylight in the evening is a good idea, then why not leave DST in place all year? That idea was actually tried once. In 1973, partly because of the oil embargo and the resulting energy crisis, daylight saving time was observed all year. The idea was to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial lighting.
That idea didn't work out so well. One problem was that more children were injured when walking to school bus stops because it was dark outside (didn't anyone think of that before the plan was adopted?)
A glitch will make the iPhone's alarm app not ring on time come Monday morning after the time change. That's because the phone's alarm app doesn't recognize the change.
To avoid that, you have to go into the program and manually reset the alarms.
Apple says it'll release an updated version of their software soon to permanently fix the problem.
A 2001 hearing before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee had this to say about DST's advantages.
"Daylight saving time saves energy. DOT estimates that observing daylight saving time in March and April saved the equivalent in energy of 10,000 barrels of oil each day-totaling 600,000 barrels each year in 1974 and 1975.
"Daylight saving time saves lives and prevents traffic injuries. Daylight saving time allows more people to travel home from work and school in the daylight, which is much safer than darkness. And, according to the DOT report, except for the months of November and December, daylight saving time does not increase the morning hazard for those going to school and work.
"Daylight saving time prevents crime. Because people get home from work and school earlier and complete more errands and chores in daylight, daylight saving time seems to reduce people's exposure to various crimes, which are more common in darkness than in light."
But others say that turning clocks back in the spring causes an increase in traffic accidents, presumably due to sleep deprivation or the disruption of the body's rhythms.
Another study says DST leads to increased workplace injuries.
And an Associated Press story from 2007 said evening rush hour pedestrians are at far more risk after the fall time change than before it.
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