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Published: Mon, March 13, 2017
U.S. | By Wayne Curry

4 things to know about daylight saving time this Sunday, March 12

4 things to know about daylight saving time this Sunday, March 12

Last year, California lawmakers failed to get rid of the tradition, the Democrat who wrote the bill is trying again but changed the piece of legislation up this time.

Daylight Saving Time 2017 will start on Sunday at 2 a.m., so you may want to set those clocks ahead an hour before going to bed Saturday night. When the seasons change, daylight hours shift, so if you get up earlier, you can make better use of the natural light.

In the USA, we implemented daylight saving time in 1918 but repealed it in 1920. The exceptions to all this are Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

"I think daylight saving time is a good thing", Roseville resident Duane Stewart said. The DOT also says that DST is observed for reasons including saving energy, preventing traffic injuries and reducing crime.

According to the aptly named TimeAndDate.com, we will "spring forward" an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 12 and then "fall back" an hour when daylight saving time ends on November 5, 2017 - save for the exception of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa which don't observe daylight saving.

States wishing to be exempt from daylight saving time had to pass a state law to do so.

Although we've been told that Daylight Savings helps save energy, there is evidence that Daylight Savings may actually cost more energy, as noted by Duke Energy's Illumination blog.

So now that you know all about it, don't forget to change your clock!

"Moving our clocks in either direction changes the principal time cue-light-for setting and resetting our 24-hour natural cycle, or circadian rhythm". But a sure sign of spring happens Sunday when daylight saving time begins.

On Sunday, America moves its clocks forward in an effort to save daylight. The U.S. permanently switched back to Standard Time after the war but reinstituted it when World War II broke out.

It's time to say goodbye to the snow and jackets as spring time approaches and Daylight Savings Time 2016 stars in the United States of America.

While you are changing the batteries, take a moment to check the age of every alarm in your home. Changing smoke alarm batteries twice a year, testing these alarms and reminding others to do the same are some of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries.

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