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That would be too logical.
Our congress has buried the legislation every time it comes up. There must be powerful forces in business against it.11
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When, exactly, did we need it in the past? The idea was created by Benjamin Franklin as a way to save candles, back when wax was expensive, but not implemented until the first world war, to save electricity, and even THEN, electrical consumption went UP, because it turns out that you can't rewrite human nature with legislation. It's only gotten worse since.
It costs billions of dollars and kills hundreds of people each year, and fails spectacularly at its stated purpose, but lobbyists are powerful things, and won't give up easily. Also an issue: Halloween. In 2007, my least favorite member of Congress (since Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms were gone by then) wrote and passed a bill that extended DST from six months to six and a half, and do you know why? Candy companies. Halloween is now covered, and many towns were stopping trick-or-treating because it's dangerous in the dark.
Congress's most recent attempt wasn't to abolish it, but to make it PERMANENT, since Marco Rubio is an idiot who thinks it's more dangerous to be fatigued at night than in the morning, and he doesn't have to worry about a sleep-deprived driver with poor visibility hitting a patch of ice he can't see since the sun hasn't risen yet and plowing his Honda into a crowd of grade schoolers waiting at the bus stop, since that doesn't happen in Florida. The rest of the country does NOT have that excuse, but the Senate approved it anyway. Hell, Illinois was trying to do it back at the start of 2020; luckily, Covid put paid to that- for a time, at least.10
It doesn't actually save any daylight. Its daylight for a certain amount of hours each day. All it does is change the time it gets dark. Nothing more nothing less10
Its still needed in the UK. Else the Sun would be up way too early119
Somebody is making money on the time change.10
Yeah, I think we should get rid of it by staying on it all year.10
We don’t have that where I live I don’t see the point10
Its frivolous. For people in a city. But useful for people on farms. They get more light to work in.10
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the only compelling reason to keep changing the time is that children would be waiting at bus stops in the dark most all of the year which could be a safety issue. Other than that I want it gone.
They already wait around in the dark half the year anyways. I remember for months I walked to and from school in the dark
That problem is easily solved by the locality changing the start time of school. Each district already sets their own schedules, so they could simply adjust it.
I like that idea @mroracke
I’m not dying on that hill. I hate it getting dark early more than most. Just saying.
Technically getting rid of it means in the mornings they won't be in the dark as much, as they steal an hour of morning light to give it to the evening. Schools are usually out by 3-4pm at the latest.
Thus getting rid of it, means they would have light in the mornings while waiting at the bus.
However IF they go to perma daylight savings, then it would be darker for them in the mornings. Hence I say, get rid of it and do not go to perma day light savings.