Can We Kick Standard Time Change To The Curb Yet?
Are you ready to change to Daylight Saving Time this Sunday (March 13th?) Seems like we just switched to Eastern Standard Time not that long ago. And, really it was just over 5 months ago.
Do you remember when the time change used to be longer? We used to 'fall back' to Eastern Standard Time on the last Sunday in October and 'spring forward' to Daylight Saving Time on the last Sunday in April.
This was established in 1966 by President Lyndon Johson called the 'Uniform Time Act of 1966.' It was established to make a more standard time change around the country since up until that point, had been based on local laws and customs according to an article on the Web Exhibits website.
The time change has been around since World War I when Daylight Saving Time began, not only in the United States but also in several other countries around the world.
And then Daylight Saving Time was extended in 2007 by the Energy Act of 2005, to its current format of beginning on the 2nd Sunday of March (this year - March 13th) to the first Sunday in November (this year - November 6th) with the official time change happening at 2 a.m.
According to the Web Exhibits website, many Western European Countries observe the Daylight Saving Time change to begin on the last Sunday in March and end on the Last Sunday in October. Both begin officially at 1 a.m.
Several states have been lobbying for an end to this twice per year time change, and I for one, agree it should end. Currently, of the 50 states, only Arizona and Hawaii have done away with this practice, which means they are on a year-round standard time.
Do you agree we need to change to 'no time change' and join Arizona and Hawaii? But then, the question is, do we adopt Standard Time or Daylight Saving Time? Personally, I vote for DST.
Oh yea, PSA time - This Sunday, don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke alarms when you change your clock forward one hour.
via Web Exhibits