On Sunday, Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the country ... Which brings up the yearly debate … Why don’t we make it permanent and stop switching the clocks twice a year?
While there has been much discussion about keeping Daylight Saving Time permanent, it hasn’t happened yet. Last March, the Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act, which would make Daylight Saving Time permanent, but it was not bought up by the House for a vote. Senator Marco Rubio has re-introduced the bill for the new Congress.
People want permanent Daylight Saving Time … A YouGov poll found that 63% of Americans want to end the changing of the clocks, and 48% want to stay on Daylight Saving Time vs. 29% who would rather remain on Standard Time.
Here’s another reason to keep Daylight Savings Time going year-round … A study from the University of Tel Aviv found that sunlight increases romantic passion in humans. That’s probably why summer romances are a thing.
If you want to be on time for everything you do between 2:00am Sunday March 12th and November 5th, set all of your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. Your phones and cable box will take care of themselves. Some of you will have to adjust your watches. Don't forget to reset the clocks on your stove, microwave and wall clocks.