I vote for DST. After work I can have a round of golf, mow the lawn, have a
picnic in the mountains, go on a walk/hike, fish a stream for a couple of hours,
perform outdoor service projects, wash the cars in the driveway, sit on the
patio and watch nature, work on projects around the house, and basically enjoy
life longer in the day.
Those relating their experiences in Arizona or the Philippines need to check a
map. The closer to the equator one gets, the less the length of the day changes
over the course of the year. As far north as the Wasatch Front is, there is a
lot of difference in the length of the day over the course of the year. June 21,
is just over 15 hours long when the sun rises just before 6:00 am, meaning it is
really starting to get light by 5:30 am. Sunset is just after 9:00 pm with
darkness setting in around at 9:30. All this on MDT.Does anyone
really want it to get light at 4:30 am in the summer?In contrast,
the shortest day, Dec 21, is 9 hours and 15 minutes long: from about 7:45 to
5:00 pm.So the length of days in SLC varies by almost 6 hours.In the Philippines, the longest days is less than 13 hours, the shortest
day more than 11 hours for less than a 2 hour difference over the course of a
year.The time change is trivial. No worse than a trip to Disneyland,
way easier than a trip to Disney World. But if we have to pick one time to live
with, go with M-Daylight-T and have some light after school/work in both the
winter and summer.
15 years in AZ and I don't miss DST at all. It doesn't save money. In
places like Seattle, it doesn't get dark until 10:30 or 11 pm in the
summer. Which hard to get children to bed when they should be sleeping. We would
be far better off to adjust working hours throughout the year than to continue
this arbitrary cycling of the clock twice each year.
Well if observing daylight saving time is against the law, why don't we
just observe standard daylight time for a week only, say the week between
Christmas and New Year. That way we wouldn't be breaking the law. BTW,
who are the daylight saving time police and what is the penalty for breaking the
law? I've never heard of such a stupid law.
"Only the government is stupid enough to think you can cut the bottom off a
blanket, sew to the top and end up with a longer blanket." Said by an
old indian when he learned about daylight savings time. I say pick a time
and stick with it. I prefer standard time because I don't care to go to bed
with the sun still up.
Living in the Philippines where they don't have Daylight Savings Time, we
got along just fine. I vote to do away with it in the US.
I want my hour of sun to be in the morning when i can walk or exercise in the
cool before work i do not want it at night where i am forced to sit in the
ungodly heat to watch a beloved bees game or try to go to bed when the sky is
still light and the air-conditioning is pounding to cool the house to a
sleep-able templeave the clock alone and leave it on standard time
I for one say get rid of it, your body follows a sleep cycle constantly
disturbing that cycle can cause health issues. Their are multiples studies over
multiple years showing car accidents to health issue rising during day light
saving times. Furthermore these antiquated laws need to be scrapped
from the books
Why don't we just legislate when we want the sun to rise and set. The idea
of making daylight savings time all year long is not very well thought out.
During the summer the sun would set around 9:02 PM (summer solstice June 21st),
but in December the sun would not rise until 8:48 AM (winter solstice December
21st). I would rather adjust my clocks forward on March 10th. No one complains
much about moving the clocks back on the first Sunday of November. In fact a
lot of people probably really like getting that extra hour of sleep. So that
breaks it down to a little pain moving them forward in March and granted the
pain may last more than 1 day. But all the other trade offs more than make up
for it. That extra hour in the evening beginning that first night are so great.
Don't try to make day light savings time year round and do keep changing
it that second Sunday of March. Think it through the whole year, not just one
I've lived in Utah and Arizona and I can honestly say that I like the
changes of daylight savings time better. It's really weird to wake up at
5am in the summer and have it be light outside. It's going to be hot either
way because Arizona is hot round the clock, I'd rather have longer daylight
hours. Changing the clocks twice a year is worthwhile (if your clocks
don't already update automatically.)
Daylight Savings Time was put together in World War I for a purpose that
I'm not sure was necessary. You know, since I wasn't there. But for
now, it's stupid. Arizona doesn't do DST except for a part of the
Navajo Reservation in the northeast corner. But I'm here to tell you
that Arizona does NOT want another hour of sunshine. Especially in the summer.
Put the time back everywhere where God intended it and stop meddling with
Nature. When Man starts screwing around with that, nothing is ever right again.
The clock on my wall only gets its battery changed, too big of a hassle to
change the time on it. It takes an hour to change all the digital an wind up
clocks. I'd save time if I don't have to change the time on the
I love daylight savings time and really don't understand how some are so
static that they can't deal with a minor time change twice a year.Do they not ever get in an airplane? With as far north as Utah is,
it just makes sense to maximize use of the daylight during the summer. And being
on Chicago time during the short, dark, winter days has just the opposite effect
- shortening meaningful use of our daylight hours when they are in short
supply.Long live the simple brilliance of Benjamin Franklin.
Lets leave it along, and keep as much "daylight" in our evenings as
possible. Time to get rid of this change twice a year that makes you wonder
what the benefit of it really is.
Schools can adjust start times a bit if needed. My older kids go to school in
the dark for most of the year anyway. I don't care which time we choose,
but let's stick with one or the other and stop the changing back and forth.
Standard time or daylight savings time; make your choice and keep it year
'round. Avoid the 1 hour loss in the beginning of the year. The havoc from
that is not compensated by the adding of 1 hour in the fall. Then, ironically,
perhaps schools and other entities could revise their schedules ( which will
have some impact on other's schedules ). Personally, I believe at noon the
sun should be directly overhead. But, I am old-school; just keep the clock
unchanging during the year.
Strange that a bussinessman would want to do away with one of the most effective
way to maximize profits.