Spring Forward: Daylight saving time starts this weekend

Daylight Saving Time goes into effect Sunday at 2 a.m. While residents will lose an hour of sleep when the clocks spring forward they will gain an hour of daylight

No fair: Florida is trying to opt out of Daylight Saving Time clock changes

A helpful way to remember whether to set our clocks ahead or behind one hour during the Daylight Saving Time change for Spring 2018 is to "Fall Back" and "Spring Ahead". Floridians might not have to, ever again.

Hawaii, most of Arizona, and a handful of US territories do not observe daylight saving time and stay on standard time all year.

In Florida, lawmakers say that the move would be a cost-saver.

The sponsors of the Florida legislation - State Senator Greg Steube and State Representatives Heather Fitzenhagen and Jeanette Nuñez, all Republicans - did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday afternoon. Any state that didn't want to participate could pass a law opting out of it. They can't wait for Daylight Saving Time. It now heads to the desk of Governor Rick Scott, the Miami Herald reports.

Some states thought of another way: ME thought up a little workaround to federal approval: Lawmakers there passed bills to simply move into a whole new time zone (Atlantic Standard Time) and then opt out of DST, which states can choose to do.

I have not been looking forward to "springing the clocks ahead".

And as far as fuel goes - it does not save any more energy.

Florida isn't the first state or territory to push back against the Uniform Time Act since Daylight Saving Time was introduced in 1966. The idea was universally disliked and roundly rejected. Some states kept it, and some counties in some states kept it. Staying on daylight saving time could have particular benefits in New England, which, as the easternmost region of a sprawling time zone, endures very early winter sunsets.

Arizona and MI originally opted out, but MI later joined in 1972. Hawaii and Arizona do not take part in daylight savings time mostly because the two get ample sunlight.

An Ibis is silhouetted as the sun sets in Marathon, Florida in the Florida Keys February 20, 2011.

It is ludicrous to think that daylight saving time makes an extra hour of natural light available to anyone. However, it seems to be ineffective nowadays. There's also been a push in recent years to do away with it in California.

Latest News