Ending daylight savings time?

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So the state of Massachusetts have a plan to end daylight savings time and move to Atlantic time, basiclty stay one hour ahead year around.

    Personally I would love to end the time shift and stay on daylight savings year round.

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-time-change-20171031-story.html
     
  2. MarkG21 macrumors regular

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    One of the things I don't think a lot of people think about is when staying on savings time year around is the amount of darkness in the morning. Here in the Bay Area, Sun rise will be at 8am or after (peaking at 8:24am) from November 25th all the way through February 13th. (And the days before 11/25 and after 2/15, sunrise will be just before 8am). Keep in mind these are bay area sunrise times. The further north, the more darkness.


    Are people willing for that trade off for more light in the evening? All the kids who walk to school in the dark?
     
  3. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't mind seeing the time switch end. The whole thing is fairly ridiculous, and if Massachusetts wants to join the Atlantic Time Zone, I say go for it.

    But like you, I'd rather have DST all year because I prefer more light in the evening than in the morning (but I understand the concerns with children going to school in the early morning and having it be dark).

    Edit: Ninja'd by @MarkG21. Also in the Bay. This is a concern my mom brought to my attention. Schools around here do seem to start later than they used to, but it's still potentially dangerous.
     
  4. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    The flip side is it's darker when kids are walking home. Even at the dead of winter with standard time it's dark when kids are going to school.
     
  5. giantfan1224 macrumors 6502a

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    I live in Connecticut and do not support the move to Atlantic time. For many reasons I don't see the value in it and as a big sports fan it's already bad enough having big national games end so late as it is. Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday didn't get over until midnight.
     
  6. MarkG21 macrumors regular

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    Yeah that is definitely true. Its more of a pick your poison. I would think people would be more tired in the dark mornings and more difficult to wake up leading to more accidents on the road.
     
  7. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    I do wonder how TV would handle a 5th timezone assuming NY joins in the move to Atlantic time. Would we move primetime back an hour?
     
  8. giantfan1224 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think NY would make the move IMO. It would make sense, if it were to happen, to just be New England although I could see the State of Connecticut splitting with the southwest corner staying on Eastern Time with NYC.
     
  9. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    People waking up at 5am will be in the dark no matter what we do. And at least with DST people can get some sunlight on the drive home. A lot of people go to work so early they don't see sun all day.
     
  10. giantfan1224 macrumors 6502a

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    Which is more a problem the further north you live, not so much daylight savings or time zones.
     
  11. Mac'nCheese Suspended

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    I'm all for this. More light after school and work.
     
  12. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Why can't we just start school at 9am instead of 8? And start work then too? Let the sun guide things...just like it used to.
     
  13. samiwas macrumors 68000

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    Here's the thing...pick which one you'd rather have...

    If we kept summer time all year round, the sun wouldn't rise until almost 8:45am for much of winter, although it wouldn't set until almost 7:00pm. So you get more evening daylight hours, but you are at most likely at work or school already for an hour or two before the sun even rises. That's terrible. During the summer, you'd see the normal 6:30 rises and 8:50pm sets.

    If we kept winter time year round, the run would rise around 7:30-7:45 in the winter and set around 5:30pm, while during the summer it would rise in the 5:30 range, and set just before 8pm.

    I certainly don't think I want to live with the sun rising at 8:45am. If I had to pick one, I'd stick with what is now winter time. The length of the days doesn't change, just when they are light.
     
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    Once u are in one state for a while, it takes ages to re-adjust..
     
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    Hey I saw something about this in the news but didn't see the follow up. When do they make this offical? I would love for my state to do this, is' cloudy all winter anyways.
     
  16. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Right now it's just a premise. For it to work multiple states would have to agree to it.
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    In Connecticut during the dead of winter under standard time the sun rises just after 7 and sets just about 4:25. First day of summer with Daylight savings, the sun is up right around 4:45 and sets just after 8:30
     
  17. samiwas macrumors 68000

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    Yeah...it all depends where you are in your time zone. Some places could get dark really early or light really late depending on how things went. I went to school on the far eastern edge of the central time zone in the south, and it would get dark at 4:30pm in the winter, and in the summer it was light by 5:30am. By contrast, on the western edge of the central time zone, it's very different.
     
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    Get rid of it, world wide. I've been tired all summer from that hour of lost sleep we got in the spring.

    The Designated Hitter must go before next spring as well. Trump should kill it, he is the only president with say we say, the "characteristics" to make it happen.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    They should just move the clock back 1/2 hour on Sunday and then just leave it there.
     
  21. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    I've never understood the issue with a time change. Go to bed 20 minutes earlier each night the week before.
     
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    Like Venezuela. Might as well, to get ready for the socialist takeover. ;)
     
  23. krause734 macrumors 6502a

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    Studies show that more heart attacks occur when we spring forward and lose an hour of sleep. There are other detrimental effects such as more car accidents.
     
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    BTW, someone posted that stupid meme in a similar thread with the native America and the blanket. I ****ing hate that.
     
  25. Gutwrench Contributor

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    Wasn’t there a lady who wanted to reschedule the eclipse from Monday to Sunday to accommodate school kids? Maybe we could just schedule nighttime to fall only in the summer when school is out?
     

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