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6 Reasons Not To Like Daylight Saving Time (Slideshow)

6 Reasons Not To Like Daylight Saving Time (Slideshow)
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Daylight saving time has been getting a bad rap. Some are saying that setting our clocks forward one hour today, Sunday, March 11, is just a “big fast waste of time” that “creates chaos and confusion” and might actually use up more energy than it saves — which would be more than unfortunate, as the United States began to observe daylight saving time during World War I to conserve energy, on the theory that having an extra hour of daylight at night meant that people would use less electricity by needing to turn the lights on for fewer hours.

Does gaining an extra hour of sunlight make up for waking up in the dark for weeks?

Since 2007, the period for daylight saving time has been extended by four weeks to promote energy conservation, under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Washington Post reviews some disadvantages (and benefits?) of daylight savings time; I have added one of my own.

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4:35PM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Unless Great Britain uses daylight savings time, the picture of the traffic accident is erroneous. We don't drive on the wrong side of the road. The signs aren't flipped so neither is the picture. It's also lacking the big SUV's typical of American highways.

8:08AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Get rid of it.

5:13AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Noted.

6:48PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

Okay?

1:55AM PDT on Mar 29, 2012

It doesn't make sense to me. If we are worried about the extra sun for vitamin D, why not just go on DST and stay there? No more changing clocks. The rest of the planet is split on following it or not, and well, it was for farmers to get the extra hour of daylight to farm. Like the cows know what time it is? So now it boils down to corporate greed... SELL SELL SELL! MONEY MONEY MONEY!!!

I say stop the insanity.

5:24AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Thanks for the article.

10:17AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Thanks for posting.

10:35AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

No problems with Daylight Saving Time for me,but I see for others.

5:50AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

It's also a pain for computer systems like those used in hospitals.

8:24PM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Thanks

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