I do enough travel across time zones every year that I easily adjust to the new time. That said, I personally would rather not change.
What is your opinion about Daylight Savings Time (for those who have to change)?
I'm very happy living in AZ without Daylight Saving. The three issues I have with DST which are pretty minimal are:
1) relatives living outside of AZ and I need to remember that twice a year our time difference (when making phone calls, etc.) changes by one hour,
2) I have one radio controlled "atomic" clock which can't have DST corrections turned off, so twice a year, I need to switch from MT to PT or vice versa to keep the clock correct, and
3) when traveling on or near the Navajo Rez or UT/NM state borders, I need to be alert to the area's listed times. In some areas during DST (like the North Rim of the Grand Canyon), even cell phones report the wrong time of day during the US Daylight Saving period and this can really mess up your reservation for dinner at the Grand Canyon Lodge.
If the US cancelled Daylight Saving, all my issues would be resolved.
Although not part of this thread, this FAQ is an interesting "read:"
I prefer having DST over not having it. However, I would prefer to have DST permanently all year long...or, split the difference and move the time midway 30 minutes. I like having more daylight in the evening hours...
Just like numerous other laws on the books that need to be changed. The reasons given by politicians back then are no longer valid. Just leave it one way or the other!
But look at all the jobs that would be lost.. or offshore if there nonsense of changing the clocks ex a year were outlawed!
meaning, DST should be the new "standard" time (which it effectively is for 8 months out of the year)
they came up with it, cars did not automatically turn on their headlights. Now, they do. Antiquated.
I don't see switching to and from Dailylight Savings Time as something to be concerned about. DST is in place here, and I do it - no sweat.
It's not worth getting excited about.
I prefer DST and wish that it would be all year long.
I get to drive home without headlights on!
I just want the time to be the time.
I am a dinosaur and hate most all change.
Though I do approve of 'pay-at-the-pump'.
..... and/or just plain silly. All perceived benefits no longer exist.
I am the same way.
I'm not sure why they still call it "Standard Time" when it isn't. Most places observe the time change but others don't. I live in farm country and the cows don't care what time it is. They still need to be milked twice a day.
It's not so much liking or disliking Daylight Savings Time, it's the twice a year change and inconsistent observance that upsets most of the critics.
Yes i do ,it at least gives some hope for spring,and more time outdoors.
I really don't like DST. Lets stop this changing twice a year.
I like standard time and wish the government would not meddle and create regulations that just mess things up. Nothing is broken with the time - it just needs to be left alone.
Would like it to stay the same all year
i grew up in hawaii. no dst there, and that is what i am used to. BUT, while in the army, i really liked zulu time. i think that the whole world should just go to zulu time. who cares if when you get up in the morning it is 2200? it is just a figment.
Although many of our clocks now have connection to WWV and reset automatically, I personally prefer to keep a single standard year-round time format, with noon being when the sun is at its daily apex (+-15 min). But then most curmudgeons do.
The stronger will adjust and move on to the next important item.
I don't mind it, I like having more daylight hours after I'm done work, don't care if I go to work in the dark.
I only have a few items that I have to manually change, the house thermostat, a light timer, a battery operated analog clock and my wrist watch (yes I still wear one even though I have a so called smart phone). It's not that hard.
As mentioned though, my animals don't get it and their internal clocks take awhile to change.
Keep it at standard time already!
I'm retired, don't really care what time it is
One of the arguments against DST all year is that it is still dark in the morning when kids are going to school.
I think we should go to a "daily DST" system ... spring forward at noon, then fall back at midnight. That way folks could have their extra hour of daylight after work, and still get an extra hour of sleep at night. Now tell me ... what's wrong with that?
I love having it stay light later. Freaking awesome.
I'm retired so it really mean much , the government wants to get retired people off their butts twice a year ! ive got 8 house clocks two cars one furnace to set twice a year and it allows you to check the batteries get up and down off the stool and tests your memory on how to set the clocks in the cars it also checks your ability to align a nail in the wall and your clock see the government is controlling you again lol
I stop adjusting clocks manually many years ago. I just have to remember my home/car clocks are 1 hour ahead between November - March. I like both changes, spring forward and fall back.
...after the first two or three days, that is. (Got to get acclimated to the quick change in it being darker longer in the morning.)
Since we're on DST more than ST, I'd rather just slide one hour ahead and leave the clocks alone. With a couple of clocks that remember the old rules and not the new, it is fun when they adjust themselves on the wrong days.
I wish they would keep it all year long !
DST makes no sense ....
I like having more daylight hours after I'm done work, don't care if I go to work in the dark.
DST is so much more useful to me than "Standard". It should be permanent year-round.
The extra hour of sunlight was killing my tomatoes last summer.
When DST is in effect, my daughter's family in Arizona is on the same time as California. That's convenient - for me.
- Tom -
It would do away with DST and always be on same time. Now you have to think if the other states are ahead, same or behind, constantly have to adjust clocks, just plain stupid!
I am another that would prefer DST all the time. Having "extra" daylight in the evening is nice.
Like the evenings to last longer in the Summer. We set out on the porch and balcony each morning and evening when it is warm.
Keep it at DAYLGHT TIME ALL year long!!!!
So for all you who think the government should keep their hands off the time, read about the days in this country before the government did not control the time. One town might have one time and the next place another. It was a mess. It was when the railroads needed uniform time that it became standardized and the Federal Government set time zones Be careful what you wish for as recent events suggest, you might get it.
They needed to be able to see when they worked in the fields. Not true anymore because they are riding in air conditioned or heated cabs with lights that light the entire field.
... and with GPS can make better use of their entire field without needing light at all.
Does the changeover effect a broken clock being right twice per 24 hours? I'm losing sleep over this.
nope, it makes it 1 hour late twice a day
Couldn't agree more! We don't need it anymore in this IoT era.
I wish they would leave it alone. Time waits for no one.
I always enjoy the daylight.
Unless you have neighbor kids that what to play outside(scream) until it gets dark.
And it should be left on DST all year round
i like the extra daylight
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