Skip to comments.Tired of daylight saving time, lawmakers look to 'lock the clock' *about time*
Posted on 04/16/2017 7:10:55 AM PDT by sodpoodle
The movement to "lock the clock" is growing as more research indicates that the biannual ritual of changing the time is not only annoying to some but harmful to public health, productivity and safety. This year, about half of states have considered or are considering time-related bills.
Bills to abolish daylight saving time have been introduced for years, and have always faced opposition, including from sport and retail industries that say the extra hour of evening sun in the summer brings them more business.
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Stupid regulation should be abolished - it causes too much confusion and sleep deprivation.
We never had it in Arizona.
It does not make any sense.
Ben Franklin may have been joking when he suggested it.
The idiot,Markey,from MA extended it.
I have always hated it.
Yes, Ben Franklin was joking, and some idiots took it seriously!
The time change doesn’t really hit me until Tuesday. I once ran a stop sign on a heavily traveled street. Then it messes with my sleep cycle for a month. I once maintained a separate clock and kept my sleep regulated to CST; it worked. Probably will start doing that regularly.
All the wind turbines going up will stop the earth from spinning.
We have to increase daylight savings time.
I like the extra hour in the evening.
Is that I am retired I could care less either way.
Though when I was younger and could do stuff, I loved getting home and have daylight till near nine.
I think we have more to worry about in this country than whether or not we have DST. How bout we concentrate on stopping terrorists and illegals and MS-13 and Marxists in the shadow government.
Without daylight savings, climate change will happen one hour sooner, the end of the world one hour sooner and just do it for the children.
Instead of changing the clocks from their earth-natural meaning - “noon” is approximately when the sun is closest possible to being directly over head (directly overhead depending on the season and the location) - schools, businesses, organizations and even towns can agree to VOLUNTARILY change their schedules.
Instead of changing the clocks, change the schedule, as in “Our hours of operation as of MM/DD will begin at X:AM instead of Y:AM and end on X1:PM instead of Y1:PM. On MM/DD we will change our daily schedule back to the present one.
And make it voluntary, not mandatory.
Depending on the proposal, Carter tried this and kids were getting hit and killed walking to school buses because it was still dark in the morning. Is anyone mentioning this?
Semiannual, not biannual.
It's a small inconvenience that only happens two days a year, but benefits us greatly by giving us more daylight when we really need it.
I personally think daylight savings is one of the smartest inventions since sliced bread.
The easiest way around this is to simply adjust your business hours by time of year. If there was no Daylight Saving Time, the baseball team that starts its games at 7:30 could start them at 6:30 instead.
That's pretty much the way I try to operate as much as possible. I typically conduct my daily work schedule based on the time the sun rises, so DST really doesn't change my life all that much.
Let’s compromise, shift the clock 1/2 hour and leave it there.
Me too. I like it when it doesn’t get dark til 9pm in the summer. I hate when we have to change the clocks back.
Getting rid of it and just using one system, either system, would be music to my ears.
This twice a year change is useless and stupid.
I suspect this is really one of the big reasons why we have DST at all. Historically, many of the biggest cities in the U.S. were in the eastern parts of their respective time zones (Boston, NYC and Philadalphia in Eastern Time, Chicago and St. Louis in Central Time, etc.), so DST worked in their favor to get "extra" daylight hours in the evening. I believe there's actually a proposal under consideration in Massachusetts and/or Maine to accomplish the same thing by ditching Daylight Saving Time and instead switching from Eastern Time to Atlantic Time.
If they like the extra hour in summer evenings then just set the damn clocks to that and be done with it.
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