Ending Daylight Saving Time
The countries in the northern and southern hemisphere are known for practicing daylight time saving. They adjust the clock during summer in order to have longer warm days. From the standard starting time, the clock is set one hour forward during the summer and set back during the fall. It runs between March-April in the Northern Hemisphere countries. In the southern hemisphere, it starts I n September November and ends in March-April. Dating from the First World War, the practice has been used in the U.S as a trick to save energy.
Shifting the summer daylight by this practice is seen as one of its advantages. The people do not use their energy on lights in the evening thus saving energy. Accidents are also reduced since people are driving in daylight during the evenings. It also adds daylight in the evening hours where people are more active after the work.
The practice of daylight saving time has been in use for a long time. However, it is seen as irrelevant today and there are some moves to end Daylight Saving Time. Since people can use Electricity nowadays, the practice is seen to be foolish. There are also some more efficient ways to use energy to encourage energy saving. Some health complications such as human melanin have also been associated with this practice.
Several petitions have been there to end daylight saving time with many reasons from the petitioners. The burden of adjusting time on the clocks is going to be relieved off people through daylight saving time end. The time zones are also going to be reduced from four to two in the united States. This means that some states such as Chicago, Philadelphia, New York and Dallas are going to be on the same time zone.
People operating business or travelling between such states will not have to adjust times to fit the time zones. The central time zone is also going to be the same. This will do away with some annoying television schedules. for example, schedules such as those that state “5:30 PM/ 4:30 Central”. There is also going to be a shift in time difference in the east coasts from three hours to two hours. People can also have a proper time schedules for travelling and commencements.
In conclusion, daylight time saving has been used for some benefits for a long period of time. The practice also has some disadvantages however. Ending the daylight saving time may have some more benefits as well. The government is ought to consider the idea of abolishing the daylight saving time.