When do the clocks go forward in 2018?


"As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change will also mean changes to driving habits", said Diana Imondi, AAA Northeast Manager of Traffic Safety Programs. If the clock changed at midnight, bars and restaurants might lose one hour of income when they had to spring ahead.

Florida is looking to eliminate the twice yearly changing of the clocks that begin and end Daylight Saving Time.

Whether or not to observe daylight saving time is purely a state matter, so how a state determines that - through law, resolution, or executive order - is up to them.

Like these other states, not everyone sees value in moving clocks forward in the spring and backward in the fall.

British Summer Time was suggested in 1907 by William Willett, a keen horse rider and frustrated by the "waste" of daylight in the early mornings during the summer. Most of us are drowsiest around 5 a.m. The result of such concerns has been no daylight-saving time in some countries.

A bill to end daylight saving time permanently in the state failed to gain traction during North Dakota's 2017 legislative session.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the time change, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

And maybe save some time to grouse about losing an hour's sleep Saturday night.

Barry University student Kameron Milan said he lived in Arizona, which has year-round standard time, which he liked, but "it doesn't make that much of a difference, it's so minor". But many cheer the springtime arrival of daylight saving time: With the sun setting an hour later, there's more daylight for evening activities.

Even though the clocks are only changing by an hour, your body's internal clock may be thrown off.

"In 1986, Congress gave us an extra month of daylight saving time". But, the Times notes, that is outside the state's authority - the federal government controls time zones, and while states can choose to exempt themselves from daylight saving time, they cannot exempt themselves from standard time.

After brief stints during World War I and World War II, Americans flirted with the idea of Daylight Saving Time with some states and localities adopting the time to lengthen the evenings during the summer for more play and longer work hours. Thankfully, a few years ago, the date was moved so that standard time is a little shorter than it used to be.