Is This the Beginning of the End for Daylight Saving Time?
As we get ready to set our clocks back an hour this weekend, one state might be doing it for the last time. Right now, the only states that have put an end to “springing forward” during Daylight Saving Time are Arizona and Hawaii. But that might change soon.
Apparently, lawmakers in New York are trying to pass a bill to eliminate the time-shifting need to “fall back” and “spring forward” each year. Assembly Bill A6937 seeks to eliminate Daylight Saving Time altogether, meaning New York would become the third state to start keeping their clocks set to standard time, year round.
No offense against Arizona or Hawaii, but if a state like New York, with its much stronger influence on the nation, manages to pass this, it could signal the beginning of the end for Daylight Saving Time across the country.
People tend to have strong feelings on either side of the "Which time is better?" debate, but everyone can agree that constantly jumping back and forth each year is a headache we all could do without.
That said, remember to set your clocks back an hour this Sunday. Assuming, of course, that you still have clocks you need to set and not, you know, smartphones and other connected devices that set themselves.
In other words, don't forget to set your microwaves and oven timers back an hour this Sunday. Maybe your car, if you really care that much.