Daylight saving time: Should it stay or should it go?

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  • rmk South Jordan, UT
    July 14, 2014 6:12 a.m.

    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.

  • AGF Taylorsville, UT
    July 13, 2014 12:37 p.m.

    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

  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    July 13, 2014 8:45 a.m.

    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!

  • far north Providence, UT
    July 12, 2014 6:55 p.m.

    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.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 12, 2014 8:41 a.m.

    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,
    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.

  • chiksika Hyrum, UT
    July 11, 2014 9:00 p.m.

    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.

  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    July 11, 2014 6:51 p.m.

    i don't care which time it is on pick one or the other, and leave it there.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    July 11, 2014 6:23 p.m.

    Getting rid of DST is for you if you like waking up at 5:30 in the morning with the sun in your eyes.

  • delta84 Murray, UT
    July 11, 2014 5:30 p.m.

    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 year round……

  • terra nova Park City, UT
    July 11, 2014 4:16 p.m.

    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.

  • Darrel Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 11, 2014 4:07 p.m.

    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.

  • GiuseppeG Murray, Utah
    July 11, 2014 3:12 p.m.

    re: Blue

    Who cares if we match Colorado? Arizona is the state in the same longitude as us. We should change and match Arizona.

  • kiddsport Fairview, UT
    July 11, 2014 2:11 p.m.

    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.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    July 11, 2014 1:19 p.m.

    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,
    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...

  • Crackers n Cheese Price, UT
    July 11, 2014 1:06 p.m.

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

  • WJDad West Jordan, UT
    July 11, 2014 12:20 p.m.

    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....

  • vangroovin West Jordan, UT
    July 11, 2014 12:00 p.m.

    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.

  • peterk Highland, UT
    July 11, 2014 10:41 a.m.

    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!

  • tholyoak Cedar Hills, UT
    July 11, 2014 10:05 a.m.

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

  • AZ Cougar Gilbert, AZ
    July 11, 2014 9:26 a.m.

    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.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    July 11, 2014 9:01 a.m.

    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!

  • Trouble Vancouver, WA
    July 11, 2014 8:49 a.m.

    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.

    July 11, 2014 8:42 a.m.

    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.

  • Cool Cat Cosmo Payson, UT
    July 11, 2014 7:35 a.m.

    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.

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    July 11, 2014 7:27 a.m.

    "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...

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    July 11, 2014 7:10 a.m.

    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.

  • milner Centerfield Sanpete, UT
    July 11, 2014 6:55 a.m.

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

  • swifty Nottingham, 00
    July 11, 2014 6:21 a.m.

    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.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2014 6:03 a.m.

    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?

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 10, 2014 11:01 p.m.

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

  • Vegas POV Las Vegas, NV
    July 10, 2014 10:55 p.m.

    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.

  • ThoughtfulTeen Salem, UT
    July 10, 2014 10:51 p.m.

    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.

  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    July 10, 2014 10:28 p.m.

    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!

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 10, 2014 10:10 p.m.

    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...