Permanent Daylight Saving Time Considered by States
|Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Author: ProCon.org | MORE HEADLINES|
Permanent daylight saving time means that when clocks are adjusted to "spring forward" by an hour from March to November, they would never "fall back," thus creating more sunlight in the evening hours.
Heidi May Wilson, a spokesperson for the National Parent Teacher Association, stated, "National PTA is opposed to daylight saving time during the winter months because of the safety factor." Not changing the clocks in the fall would make winter mornings even darker and colder for kids walking to school or the bus stop.
Internationally, the European Union (EU) got rid of the twice-yearly time switch, and will allow member states to choose to stay on "permanent winter" or "permanent summer time," essentially standard time and daylight saving time respectively, in 2021.
In 2019, DST runs from Sunday, Mar. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 3 in the United States.
|1. Should the United States keep Daylight Saving Time? Why?
2. Should states be able to choose between Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time? Why?
3. Do you prefer Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time? Why?