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Published: Thursday, July 10 2014 7:50 p.m. MDT

Updated: Thursday, July 10 2014 7:50 p.m. MDT

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Howard Beal
Provo, UT

I love the sun being up at nine or near that time. More people are up at 9:00 p.m. vs. 5:00 a.m. in the morning. More light when more people are up means less energy generally used. I say leave things as they are...

Jake2010
bountiful, ut

I'm voting for it to go! Hawaii doesn't have it and they do okay.... Other parts of the continental US don't have it, and they do just fine too.... While it is nice to have a longer day in the sun, there are those who have to go to sleep at 9 or prior who find the extended daylight a menace more than a blessing. When it was first initiated it served a purpose, not just a mere convenience.... Let's just leave our clocks alone!

ThoughtfulTeen
Salem, UT

I find daylight savings time to be an annoying and unnecessary hassle. Cutting off the end of the blanket and sewing it on the other side to make it longer. I recognize that people have concerns about doing things during the daylight hours, but if it's really that important to them, they can wake up earlier in the summer on their own and don't have to force everyone else into it.

Vegas POV
Las Vegas, NV

After living in UT, I lived in AZ for 10 years and now NV. I loved being on standard time all the time. I would make the change again in a heartbeat.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

I believe this will hurt our economy (from recreation centers to national parks etc)...

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

A patchwork quilt of states deciding individually what time it is only creates a mess. Will Colorado ever abandon DST? No, because folks in Denver would be looking at summertime sunrises of 4:30 AM and sunsets at 7:30 PM. This would create essentially two separate Mountain Time zones. What next? Will Utah demand it's own calendar?

swifty
Nottingham, 00

Here in the UK,we have the "Spring forward,fall back"system and it works very well,I love the long summer evenings and the light mornings and in the autumn when the clocks go back an hour it means that it is light for when children go to school and people go to work.

milner
Centerfield Sanpete, UT

It is time to get rid of Daylight savings time. We have enough daylight in the summertime!

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

I don't care if it is standard time for all 12 months or daylight time for all 12 months. I just don't want the "spring forward, fall back" scenario.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

"As of Thursday, people have voted a total of 20,425 [times]... To date....70 percent of respondents are in favor of doing away with daylight saving time, however the website does not limit the number of times a person can submit a response"

Well, there's a poll that really get to the heart of the matter.

Vote early, vote often...

Cool Cat Cosmo
Payson, UT

Either keep it as it is, or keep DST permanent; that way, working adults get more time to spend with family, outdoors, etc. in daylight after work. The two biggest complaints against DST are: "Kids will have to walk to school in the dark" and "I hate the effect changing the clock twice a year has."

First, in response to the kids walking in the dark...which is better: to let them have daylight when they are walking (often alone) by themselves, or to give them more daylight at the end of the day when they can spend daylight time with their working parents? To me, it's family time that should take precedence. School can start later if that's such a concern.

Second: Changing the clock twice. Permanent DST would solve that as well. That's my vote.

IMAPatriot2
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

This is a "non-isssue". Daylight Savings Time should be discontinued. It was implemented in war time for a specific reason but, as with all regulations/laws, it is hard to repeal. Enough already. If you want to get up early or start work early, set your own clock and stop making all of us comply with a stupid attempt to manipulate time.

Trouble
Vancouver, WA

This is a no brainier. Keep DST for the summer months - the way it is now. The extra hour of daylight in the evening during the summer is much more useful than at 4 am. And the safety issues of having the sun go down at a later hour are too numerous to mention. That alone should be reason enough to keep things the way they are now.

Changing the clocks an hour every spring and fall isn't a hardship for anyone but those with overly sensitive constitutions. And it's always done at night on a weekend to even further mitigate the impact. In short, there are just too many reasons to keep DST and too few to change it merit further discussion of this topic.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Not only should we keep DST, we should be on it year round. Who cares about having an extra hour of daylight on winter mornings? Give us - and our increasingly obese children - the opportunity to be outdoors in the evenings!

AZ Cougar
Gilbert, AZ

Arizona doesn't have DST, and my kids never had to walk to school in the dark. It wouldn't be that hard to tweak the school schedules if safety is a concern. After living most my life in Utah, I have really enjoyed not having to deal with the time changes while living in AZ.

tholyoak
Cedar Hills, UT

We need to stop changing back and forth, but I'm in favor of permanent DST rather than permanent "regular" time.

peterk
Highland, UT

Hate DST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing worse than cold winters, than cold dark winters. Does anyone really care if you have more light driving to work in the morning during the winter!? I'd much rather have more afternoon/evening sun than morning sun during the winter. What are families and kids doing at 5 or 6 am anyway...oh, yeah, sleeping!

vangroovin
West Jordan, UT

The adjustment made every March and November are difficult to get used to for my kids especially the young ones. It interferes with nap time in a big way. Changing all the clocks is also a hassle. I'd be fine doing away with it.

WJDad
West Jordan, UT

People comparing Utah with Arizona and Hawaii seem to forget that places near the equator have less difference between the long days in summer and short days in winter. In other words, they don't compare.

That said, I would favor staying on DST all year round. Going to cast my vote now....

Crackers n Cheese
Price, UT

Please, do away with DST. A no-brainer.

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