Time to get rid of DST?

dstDaylight Savings Time is an archaic practice in our modern society,”  Says a petition  on We The People.

It goes on »»»

The original reasons for the policies are no longer applicable, and the most cited reason for keeping DST (energy savings) has never been shown to be true.

Some industries still like DST (like sporting equipment retailers), but there are many more who dislike the changed hours (like television).

The real issue, however is not the later hours or extra sunlight. Studies have shown that changing the clocks is responsible for health problems (including increased heart attack and vehicular accident risks) and leads to hundreds of thousands of hours of lost productivity in workplaces across the country. Also: It’s really annoying.

We should either eliminate DST or make it the year-round standard time for the whole country.

20Of course,  the petition discusses  things as they exist in the US.  But we have the same anachronistic  situation here in Canada.

In most of Canada Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 am local time on the second Sunday in March.

On the first Sunday in November, areas on Daylight Saving Time return to Standard Time at 2:00 am local.

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