Daylight Saving Time? Some States Could Soon Ditch It.


It's nearly time to lose an hour of our lives that we'll never get back.

Daylight Saving Time was established as "a way of conserving fuel needed for war industries and of extending the working day", the Library of Congress explained in a post online, adding the move was temporary.

Daylight Savings was instituted by Germany during the First World War to save energy-probably so there would be more coal for the war effort.

A standardized system of beginning and ending daylight saving time came in 1966 when the Uniform Time Act became law. Two other states, Hawaii and Arizona, have similar exemptions.

Hawaii, most of Arizona and some US territories don't observe daylight saving time. The state would then have to get approval from the U.S. Congress to make the change from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time year round, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Next step for the proposed legislation: Gov. Rick Scott. That bill enacted the first observance of the time change, March 31, 1918.

The province said it officially begins this Sunday at 2 a.m. when the time is advanced one hour.

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Why was Daylight Saving Time Created?

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.

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There may be some benefits to the time change, however.

If some Florida lawmakers have their way, you might never have to adjust your clocks to "spring forward" again.

Nowadays, much effort is not required in changing clocks as in the USA smartphones, computers and digital clocks all "spring forward" on their own. Early nights not only increase energy use, they also impede agriculture, especially in the Northeast, where the effects of the time change are more extreme.

The clock changes can also raise the risk of accidents by sleep-deprived motorists.