Congress has signed a proposal to possibly extend daylight saving by an extra two months in an effort to save energy. Under current daylight saving, it starts on the first Sunday of April and ends the last Sunday of October. Under the new daylight saving, it would begin the first Sunday of March and end the last Sunday of November.
If the proposal is enacted, it would go into effect this year with us lucky Americans getting an extra hour of sleep in late November rather than late October. “The more daylight we have, the less electricity we use,” said U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who co-sponsored the measure with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.).
Opponents argue that it would harm the children who have to walk home and walk to school in darkness. Although this is a possible danger, having children walk alone, in the day or night, is always dangerous.
I’ve always liked daylight savings because I’ve always been a morning person and always liked waking up to the sunrise. And since I live in California, the summers have always lasted until November anyway so more sunlight makes more sense. How does daylight savings affect other states?