I lived in AZ and it was a pain, people never knew what time you were on out of
state. Electronics were messed up and who wants it dark at 8:00 Pm in the
summer. You get off work and its dark. This is one of those things where a gew
get some politicians ear and the majority never gets a voice.
DST is comparable to pounds and inches and quarts--anti metric and anti science.
A tech savvy world would be on CUT globally. That failing, we should at least
adhere to the original motivation of local time zones: at noon the sun should be
approximately straight up longitudinally. The notion that you can change nature
by changing the clock should require no discussion. We are dealing as always
with idjots. If you want more time in the evening change your work schedule,
not the clock. How stoopid can you get? If you think DST is so great, why not
make it 2 hours--or three? How ridiculous can it get? --AGF
Day light savings time is an antique! Should be gotten rid of and stay on
Mountain Standard time! Geesh, this was thought up when farmers needed more
light to work in the fields!
I'm for one or the other, permanently. For the sake of children, I'd
like to see standard time observed year-round. Having the sun come up early
seems to work for kids, especially teens, who need a lot of daylight before
their biological clocks want to wake up. BTW, if you really want to help school
children, allow them to go to school at 9:00 AM when their biological clocks are
at their peak, which isn't at 7:00 AM. Then there's no problem with
winter darkness in the morning, and there are fewer sleepy children the first
two hours of school. I watch people (including students) drag through the first
couple of weeks following a daylight savings change, while their biological
clocks are trying to adjust. It's not pleasant for anyone, twice a year.
I believe the lost man hours due to inefficiency, by itself, justifies changing
the system back to one that doesn't change clocks.
What amazes me most -- It's not about Day-Light at all, It's about Change.The VERY people who complain the most about
changing their clocks, Also, Complain about any and all changes, all
the time, about everything in their lives.So - it's not really
about the cloaks, as it is about changes in general.
Since hey are providing our food farmers and ranchers, including Bundy rule the
roost for this old man who works out two hours every day. Thank you.
i don't care which time it is on pick one or the other, and leave it there.
Getting rid of DST is for you if you like waking up at 5:30 in the morning with
the sun in your eyes.
I personally like daylight savings and having more daylight in the evenings
during the summer to enjoy activities after work. I also enjoy getting up early
with the light and can tell you that even with daylight savings, there is hardly
anyone on the street well after the sun is up during the summer. I say keep DST
End daylight savings time. It is well documented that it saves no
energy (many studies say we use more because of increased AC use). DST was
first introduced before AC was common. Heart attacks and accidents increase in
spring when we "spring forward" and lose sleep. Ask any school teacher
how kids deal with government induced jet-lag once a year. My kids walk to the
bus in the dark. DST stinks. Bring back actual summer evenings.
Arizona does not do DST. It works very well. If get rid of it, I
bet Colorado and Wyoming and Idaho would get rid of it too. DST is
a wretched thing.
A lot of hubub is made over having to change clocks twice a year.The
clock most people use (their cell phone and computer) change automatically for
you.This gets brought up about 5 times a year, and never changes.
re: BlueWho cares if we match Colorado? Arizona is the state in the
same longitude as us. We should change and match Arizona.
We have established longitudinal time zones base on the rotation of the earth.
Why not enhance those time zones with a "latitudinal adjustment" (with
credit to Major Payne). I know in the current discord those zones might be a
little difficult to achieve but it's worth investigating. A possible
scenario might be the southern zone would have no DST adjustment; the middle
zone would have a half-hour DST adjustment and the northern zone would receive a
full hour adjustment. Canada might entertain a whole hour and a half
adjustment.We have seen the calendar of DST expand to include parts of
March and November; it's only a minor step to make it year-round.
So -- Utah wants to buck the rest of the United States, Europe, North
America, most of South America and every other civilized country in the
World.Time is a manmade accounting system, designed to keep
different time zones in synch.It was proposed by Benjamin Franklin,
but wasn't implemented until railroads began slamming into other, telegraphs and communications stretched further and further, and now --
Airplanes, sattelites, computers connect us more than nationally, but
Globally.Take a look, the only countries who do not use it,
are backward, 3rd world countries in Africa, and parts of Asia.I guess some Utahns just keep wanting to make us into another Somalia.with little to No Government, taxes, regulations, and now,
No Time Standard.BTW -- If you want to insiston a Time
Standard, THE universal, International Time Standard is ZULU time.and Americans can't even convert over to the Metric System with the
rest of the world, but I digress...
Please, do away with DST. A no-brainer.
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....
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.
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!
We need to stop changing back and forth, but I'm in favor of permanent DST
rather than permanent "regular" time.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
"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...
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"
It is time to get rid of Daylight savings time. We have enough daylight in the
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.
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?
I believe this will hurt our economy (from recreation centers to national parks
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.
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.
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!
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...