Daylight Savings – Is It a Waste of Time?
Every time I hear that it’s Daylight Savings Time I have to think whether I lose an hour of sleep or gain an hour. ‘Spring forward- Fall back,’ they say. So when I wake up Sunday morning at 6am it will actually be 7am. The hour disappears. Why do we do it anyway?
Ben Franklin had the bright idea in 1784, but it wasn’t until 1895 when an entomologist from New Zealand put the modern version in place. Technically it’s to make better use of the daylight in the evenings, which also helps farmers. There are those that believe that DST is linked to fewer road accidents, a boost to tourism and gives kids more social time for outdoor activities.
So this weekend, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. The official change comes at 2AM Sunday morning. There has been talk of doing away with Daylight Savings Time. Where do you stand? Should it become a thing of the past? Tell us on facebook.