Daylight Saving Time In the USA, if your area participates, we "SPRING AHEAD" on Sunday morning March 8, 2015, at 2 AM. How does the time change affect you and what do you do to cope with it?

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    Mar 06, 2015 12:42 PM GMT
    I find it to be an inconvenient chore to get used too, but I love the fact that I can use an extra hour of sunlight in the evening after work......almost like "jetlag"...takes a bit to get caught up.....

  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 06, 2015 12:47 PM GMT
    We spring ahead way too early in the year. It is still winter for christsakes and we already springing ahead. Our moron politicians at work. I know one thing, it is going to be pitch dark when you get up early and than leave the house so you still have to leave lights on.
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    Mar 06, 2015 12:52 PM GMT
    Are there other countries with daylight savings?

    It doesn't change things for me too much until the summer months when I can hit the roads for biking or running a bit later when it's cooled down a bit.
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    Mar 06, 2015 1:59 PM GMT
    I *hate* daylight saving time. I much prefer standard time. but then , I prefer sunlight in the morning hours versus later at night.

    it's 2015, I really do believe it's time to stop this silly thing. it's original merits have been long, long unnecessary.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Mar 06, 2015 2:17 PM GMT
    willular saidI *hate* daylight saving time. I much prefer standard time. but then , I prefer sunlight in the morning hours versus later at night.

    it's 2015, I really do believe it's time to stop this silly thing. it's original merits have been long, long unnecessary.


    Considering we're close to being a 24 hour society, you may be right.

    Consider, though, that because you're so far west in your time zone, the Sun rises some 45 minutes later than those in, say, Pensacola Florida, who are in the Easternmost part of your zone.

    People in Northern states also have a different perspective as their days are much longer than yours. Milwaukee, for example, starts getting light before 5am CDT in the Summer, more than an hour sooner than southern Texas.
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    Mar 06, 2015 2:24 PM GMT
    Physiqueflex said
    willular saidI *hate* daylight saving time. I much prefer standard time. but then , I prefer sunlight in the morning hours versus later at night.

    it's 2015, I really do believe it's time to stop this silly thing. it's original merits have been long, long unnecessary.


    Considering we're close to being a 24 hour society, you may be right.

    Consider, though, that because you're so far west in your time zone, the Sun rises some 45 minutes later than those in, say, Pensacola Florida, who are in the Easternmost part of your zone.

    People in Northern states also have a different perspective as their days are much longer than yours. Milwaukee, for example, starts getting light before 5am CDT in the Summer, more than an hour sooner than southern Texas.


    Oh I know. I'm originally from Chicago and also went to school in Iowa. At one point I was living in Western Oklahoma as well, closer to MTN time zone.

    But honestly, once you move somewhere you just get used to things....having to change your body's clock (albeit by an hour) twice a year is silly to me. Technology has significantly improved the agricultural industry to where we don't need this "extra hour of sunlight" anymore.

    I'd be OK if even we remained on daylight "saving" time all year -- that's fine. it's the idea of going back and forth that's just silly.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Mar 06, 2015 2:29 PM GMT
    willular said
    Physiqueflex said
    willular saidI *hate* daylight saving time. I much prefer standard time. but then , I prefer sunlight in the morning hours versus later at night.

    it's 2015, I really do believe it's time to stop this silly thing. it's original merits have been long, long unnecessary.


    Considering we're close to being a 24 hour society, you may be right.

    Consider, though, that because you're so far west in your time zone, the Sun rises some 45 minutes later than those in, say, Pensacola Florida, who are in the Easternmost part of your zone.

    People in Northern states also have a different perspective as their days are much longer than yours. Milwaukee, for example, starts getting light before 5am CDT in the Summer, more than an hour sooner than southern Texas.


    Oh I know. I'm originally from Chicago and also went to school in Iowa. At one point I was living in Western Oklahoma as well, closer to MTN time zone.

    But honestly, once you move somewhere you just get used to things....having to change your body's clock (albeit by an hour) twice a year is silly to me. Technology has significantly improved the agricultural industry to where we don't need this "extra hour of sunlight" anymore.

    I'd be OK if even we remained on daylight "saving" time all year -- that's fine. it's the idea of going back and forth that's just silly.


    I think the only reason we don't is because kids would be going to school in the dark during the Winter.
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    Mar 06, 2015 2:31 PM GMT
    runnerjc saidAre there other countries with daylight savings?

    It doesn't change things for me too much until the summer months when I can hit the roads for biking or running a bit later when it's cooled down a bit.


    European countries do it too.
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    Mar 06, 2015 3:38 PM GMT
    I'm currently in Phoenix, Arizona. Daylight savings time does not apply here.

    YAY!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 06, 2015 4:06 PM GMT
    It's great for us cyclists who can get home from work and have time for a short ride in the evening in the daylight. After we turn our clocks ahead, it won't get dark here until after 7 pm. Every day we add a couple more minutes of daylight.
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    Mar 06, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
    It's great for us cyclists who can get home from work and have time for a short ride in the evening in the daylight. After we turn our clocks ahead, it won't get dark here until after 7 pm. Every day we add a couple more minutes of daylight.
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    Mar 06, 2015 4:17 PM GMT
    Physiqueflex said
    willular said
    Physiqueflex said
    willular saidI *hate* daylight saving time. I much prefer standard time. but then , I prefer sunlight in the morning hours versus later at night.

    it's 2015, I really do believe it's time to stop this silly thing. it's original merits have been long, long unnecessary.


    Considering we're close to being a 24 hour society, you may be right.

    Consider, though, that because you're so far west in your time zone, the Sun rises some 45 minutes later than those in, say, Pensacola Florida, who are in the Easternmost part of your zone.

    People in Northern states also have a different perspective as their days are much longer than yours. Milwaukee, for example, starts getting light before 5am CDT in the Summer, more than an hour sooner than southern Texas.


    Oh I know. I'm originally from Chicago and also went to school in Iowa. At one point I was living in Western Oklahoma as well, closer to MTN time zone.

    But honestly, once you move somewhere you just get used to things....having to change your body's clock (albeit by an hour) twice a year is silly to me. Technology has significantly improved the agricultural industry to where we don't need this "extra hour of sunlight" anymore.

    I'd be OK if even we remained on daylight "saving" time all year -- that's fine. it's the idea of going back and forth that's just silly.


    I think the only reason we don't is because kids would be going to school in the dark during the Winter.


    They still have to go to school in the dark in the winter time anyways even on regular time, so I think we should just stay on daylight savings year around. There is only 4 months that we are on regular time, so I see no purpose moving clocks back in the fall for just 4 months. In fact by moving the clocks back in the fall, kids end up going to school and coming home in the dark and the same thing with adults for work. If they would leave it on daylight savings year around, we would have just a little daylight yet when people get home from school and work, instead of it being dark already.
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    Mar 06, 2015 4:33 PM GMT
    If we stayed on regular time all year, it would get light too early in the morning. Even on daylight savings time, in June it gets light by 4:30 am. So if we were on regular time, it would be get light by 3:30 am. For most people there is no purpose in having it light at 3:30 am because they are still sleeping. I have to be into work at 4:40 and since it takes me a half hour to ride 9 miles to work, I leave the house at 4:00. Most of the year it is dark, but there are a couple weeks in June when half way on my ride it is getting light out already. So I would like us to stay on daylight savings year around and not change back in the fall because by changing back it's dark in the morning AND in the evening when people are going to work and coming home. If they left it on daylight savings at least then it would be light for driving home from work. Statistics show that accidents take a big spike up in the winter time. Some of it is weather related, but a lot of these accidents are because of the darkness. It's a proven fact here with statistics darkness increases accidents on the road. For those that are in delivery jobs, the extra hour of daylight in the winter time, would be extremely beneficial because it's difficult to see house numbers and deliver in the dark.
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    Mar 06, 2015 4:33 PM GMT
    If we stayed on regular time all year, it would get light too early in the morning. Even on daylight savings time, in June it gets light by 4:30 am. So if we were on regular time, it would be get light by 3:30 am. For most people there is no purpose in having it light at 3:30 am because they are still sleeping. I have to be into work at 4:40 and since it takes me a half hour to ride 9 miles to work, I leave the house at 4:00. Most of the year it is dark, but there are a couple weeks in June when half way on my ride it is getting light out already. So I would like us to stay on daylight savings year around and not change back in the fall because by changing back it's dark in the morning AND in the evening when people are going to work and coming home. If they left it on daylight savings at least then it would be light for driving home from work. Statistics show that accidents take a big spike up in the winter time. Some of it is weather related, but a lot of these accidents are because of the darkness. It's a proven fact here with statistics darkness increases accidents on the road. For those that are in delivery jobs, the extra hour of daylight in the winter time, would be extremely beneficial because it's difficult to see house numbers and deliver in the dark.
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    Mar 06, 2015 4:33 PM GMT
    If we stayed on regular time all year, it would get light too early in the morning. Even on daylight savings time, in June it islight by 4:30 am. So if we were on regular time, it would get light by 3:30 am. For most people there is no purpose in having it light at 3:30 am because they are still sleeping. I have to be into work at 4:40 and since it takes me a half hour to ride 9 miles to work, I leave the house at 4:00 am on my bike. Most of the year it is dark at that time, but there are a couple weeks in June when half way on my ride it is already getting light out. So I would like to see us stay on daylight savings year around and not change back in the fall because by changing back it's dark in the morning AND in the evening when people are going to work and coming home. If they left it on daylight savings at least then it would be light for driving home from work. Statistics show that accidents take a big spike up in the winter time. Some of it is weather related, but a lot of these accidents are just because of the darkness. It's a proven fact here that darkness increases accidents on the road. For those that are in delivery jobs, the extra hour of daylight in the winter time, would be extremely beneficial because it's difficult to see house numbers and deliver in the dark.
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    Mar 06, 2015 5:25 PM GMT
    The whole concept is stupid. People work on all kinds of different schedules. If daylight makes a difference to you, adjust your schedule accordingly. Playing silly games with the clock doesn't make any difference..
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    Mar 06, 2015 5:33 PM GMT
    I love and live for DST! Thanks God we wised up and start it sooner and end it later than we used to; the Brits got it right from the get-go. There's nothing to beat those long summer twilights up in the high latitudes where the sun doesn 't set until after 9 and it remains fairly light outside 'til 11. LOVE IT!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 06, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    We stay the same, Arizona doesn't spring forward or fall back
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    Mar 06, 2015 8:17 PM GMT
    Thanks for the reminder. Some of my clocks listen to WWV and update themselves automatically, as does my computer. I generally only realize that we've switched when I see that my microwave or oven are an hour off.

    I prefer the sunsets being later so I'm ok with DST.
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    Mar 06, 2015 8:24 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidI love and live for DST! Thanks God we wised up and start it sooner and end it later than we used to; the Brits got it right from the get-go. There's nothing to beat those long summer twilights up in the high latitudes where the sun doesn 't set until after 9 and it remains fairly light outside 'til 11. LOVE IT!


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  • Jeepguy2

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    Mar 06, 2015 8:39 PM GMT
    Back when I used to have a "real" job and had to be at work by 0700 I found the time switches to be a PITA. Now that I work from home as an investor/ daytrader it is really not an issue.
  • LJay

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    Mar 06, 2015 8:42 PM GMT
    I like the light in the evening but I HATE the change. Have a part time job on Sunday and the adjustment in waking is a bellyache. It takes at least a week to get my system realigned.

    I think we should ditch the whole thing.
  • somedaytoo

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    Mar 06, 2015 9:47 PM GMT
    I always welcome the change to Daylight Savings Time.
  • jeep334

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    Mar 06, 2015 10:55 PM GMT
    somedaytoo saidI always welcome the change to Daylight Savings Time.


    +1 I agree.

    I love the later sun in the evening and in the beginning of the process, I don't mind the darker hours in the morning. I once worked at a job that required 12 hours of work to be done in 8 so I welcomed the "fall back" time. The hourly workers got an hour overtime but complained about it yet in the Fall they were paid 8 hours for a 7 hours day with no complaints.

    But in the Spring, the only real problem is that it all begins at 2 AM on a Sunday and it's difficult to be playing the first hymn at church when I'm still snoozing away. Seems like the farmers used to complain about it throwing off the milking cycle or something like that. icon_cool.gif
  • Falconcc_24

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    Mar 06, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
    I go to sleep an hour EARLIER the week before the change.