Spring Ahead - Daylight Saving Time To Return

10 daylight saving time facts and why farmers aren't to blame

You'll have to turn your clocks AHEAD one hour if you don't want to be an hour late for church on Sunday morning.

You'll get that hour of sleep back when Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 4th.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety reports that collisions on Monday after DST increase across the country. Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands do not observe DST.

Energy savings: The DOT says people more spend time outside in the evenings during DST, meaning less energy is used at home.

Daylight Saving Time was invented - by none other than Benjamin Franklin - to make the best use of daylight hours. It could potentially wreak havoc on travel and communication for several months of the year. But what about the spring and fall transition seasons when the days aren't quite as long?

But now it's here - what some call our nationally scheduled "sleep disruption" or, as most know it, Daylight Saving Time, or DST.

Daylight-saving time was first implemented in Thunder Bay, Canada, in 1908. That would be pushed an hour to 8:17 a.m. if Florida changed time zones.

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Nationwide daylight saving time began 100 years ago during World War I. During the long days of summer, the sun rose in some Northern regions between 4 and 5am, when most non-farmers were asleep. DST supposedly would save energy and reduce reliance on oil imported from unfriendly nations in the Middle East because people returning home from work would not have to turn on their lights until sunset one hour later than standard time.

In 1966, Congress approved the Uniform Time Act, which included a standard requirement on daylight saving time.

Florida passes daylight saving time bill, but what does it mean? .

Telecommute, at least for a day or so if you can, and avoid other drivers who might be feeling the effects of a lack of sleep. But if Alabama joined them, along with other states whose residents are tired of the semiannual clock confusion, perhaps the feds could be persuaded that legislatures ought to have some say in whether they're on daylight saving or standard. I'm one of them, but I also don't mind gaining an hour in the fall.

Sen. Dave Oehlke, R-Devils Lake, sponsored Senate Bill 2167, which would have = required the entire state to be on Central Standard Time, as well as remain on standard time year-round.

"For morning runners in South Florida, it could be beneficial because it stays darker and cooler, although its harder to wake up in the dark", he said.

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