Happening this weekend: Daylight Saving Time

The first Monday after day light saving time can be deadly

The first Monday after day light saving time can be deadly

As Sunday approaches, do not forget to set all your clocks forward one hour because Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday at 2 a.m.

By the early 1960s, states and municipalities were allowed to opt in or out of daylight saving time and decide on their own start and stop dates.

Sen. Dave Oehlke, R-Devils Lake, sponsored Senate Bill 2167, which would have = required the entire state to be on Central Standard Time, as well as remain on standard time year-round.

But Americans owe another Pittsburgh industrialist for that bleary-eyed feeling they'll have Sunday morning after Daylight Saving Time takes effect: Factory owner and city councilman Robert Garland was one of the twice-yearly time shift's biggest proponents in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century. When it's cold and dreary, no one wants to be outside. But what about the spring and fall transition seasons when the days aren't quite as long?

There's a chance that Florida will spring forward for the last time this weekend. "AAA warns that drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period almost double their risk for a crash".

In 2008, Energy Department experts studied the impact of the extended Daylight Saving Time on energy consumption in the USA and found that the extra four weeks of Daylight Saving Time saved about 0.5 percent in total electricity per day.

Get ready for more sunlight during the evening!

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"It just seems silly to me that as a country we are bumping back and forth because the reason is completely irrelevant", said Mr. Steube, who recently announced he will run for Congress.

Adopting Daylight Saving Time year-round would put Florida an hour ahead of states in the same time zone that set the clocks back from November until March.

This year in Florida, lawmakers passed the beautifully named Sunshine Protection Act - by a wide margin in both houses of the Legislature - sending it to the governor for signature.

Speaking of March, do not forget to adjust your clocks forward by one-hour March 11. "I can't tell you how many people have come up to me who have said even my high school-age kid, it's hard to get him up in the morning when we fall back the clocks".

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