Concerns mount as reality of permanent time change draws closer

08 March, 2018, 03:47 | Author: Angel Logan
  • No fair: Florida is trying to opt out of Daylight Saving Time clock changes

Staten Islanders will welcome the unofficial start of spring when Daylight Saving Time goes into effect Sunday at 2 a.m.

2018 actually marks the 100th year of daylight savings time.

Daylight saving time - not daylight "savings" time as it's commonly called - begins Sunday, which means that many US residents will need to spring forward, setting clocks ahead by one hour. In Florida, lawmakers have approved a bill to keep DST year-round.

While residents will lose an hour of sleep when the clocks spring forward, they will gain an hour of daylight.

Florida is a step closer to living up to its nickname as "The Sunshine State". During Daylight Saving Time, more people travel to and from school and work and complete errands during the daylight. It now heads to the desk of Governor Rick Scott, the Miami Herald reports. "I mean who wouldn't want more sunshine for longer periods of time". People tend to spend more time outside in the evenings during Daylight Saving Time, which reduces the need to use electricity in the home.

Hawaii, most of Arizona, and a handful of USA territories - including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands - do not observe Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight saving time will end November 4, when clocks will fall back to standard time.



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