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Why Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday

Why Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday

It's time once again for that obligatory reminder to set those clocks ahead an hour before going to sleep Saturday, March 9 or once you wake up Sunday morning.

We are also expecting a warm up this weekend. However, given that Pennsylvania is geographically situated roughly between the 75th and 80th meridian, our traditional schedules as they relate to winter daylight, and the natural idea that noon should approximate the time of the sun's zenith (hence, "mid-day"), Eastern Standard Time is the logical preference.

On the other hand, that same study found the risk fell about as much in the fall, when clocks were turned back. Europe came on board soon after, followed by the U.S.in 1918. But remember, most smartphones will automatically update themselves when Daylight Saving Time begins. The practice fizzled out after the war until it was implemented again in World War II to save fuel and resources.

"Daylight Saving Time - or DST - also stands for Daylight Sunshine Time, providing welcome extra hours of sun after a cold winter", the Democrat from MA said in a statement. Arizona and Hawaii don't observe DST, and neither do U.S. territories like Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

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Initially, in Germany, the concept behind Daylight Saving Time was meant to help conserve energy.

However, it's hard to say whether daylight saving translates into energy savings, according to several studies, including a 2007 Department of Energy study and a 1997 study on a residential home in Kansas, Live Science previously reported.

Studies have found that traffic accidents and workplace injuries increase on the Monday after the time change, because of tiredness. A bill was recently introduced in the Arkansas Legislature to eliminate Daylight Saving Time in the state, but it was withdrawn on February 27. To save yourself any unnecessary stress and confusion on Sunday, before you go to bed Saturday night, set all your clocks ahead one hour-including the one in your vehicle if it doesn't change itself.

States and territories are allowed to individually opt out of observing Daylight Saving Time.

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