Florida Wants Daylight Saving Time Year-Round

Florida Wants Daylight Saving Time Year-Round

Florida Wants Daylight Saving Time Year-Round

The start of Daylight saving time is a wonderful reminder that spring is just around the corner.

A 2014 Rasmussen poll found that a declining percentage of adults in the United States - 33% - think daylight saving time is "worth the hassle". Because of its relative proximity to the equator, daylight savings time offers no essential advantage to the state, which is on Hawaii-Aleutian time.

The rest of us are somewhere in between, merely along for the ride of this annual time game.

In 2007, Daylight Saving got a few weeks longer, running from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

By the way, Daylight Saving Time will end and we will return to Standard Time on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. But on top of that we're going to have to deal with one of the most unsafe days of the year. You might also revert to starting your morning commute in the dark, at least until the days lengthen. The western province of Saskatchewan, which sits above Montana and North Dakota, lies on the part of the continent that typically observes Mountain Standard Time.

But in the end you'll probably be fine. It's the lobbyists who have been telling us how to keep time via their influence our lawmakers.

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Some states thought of another way: ME thought up a little workaround to federal approval: Lawmakers there passed bills to simply move into a whole new time zone (Atlantic Standard Time) and then opt out of DST, which states can choose to do. They will have the correct time when you awaken Sunday morning. They like more light in the evening because we buy more of their products as a result.

It's nearly that time of year again to spring forward and move your clocks up an hour for Daylight Saving Time to begin.

Enough with the "fall back, spring ahead". The United States started Daylight Savings Time a year after WWI in 1918.

Easier said than done, however. But that all depends on whether Washington D.C. allows Florida to join Hawaii and Arizona, the two places that are exempt from the Uniform Time Act of 1966. Any state that didn't want to participate could pass a law opting out of it.

"A lot of migraine sufferers will have a little bit of sleep deprivation, if their sleep is affected by this change, so they'll see an increase in headache frequency during that period", he said.

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