Is It Time To Get Rid Of Daylight Saving Time? Here’s What New Hampshire & Maine Thinks.
I'll just come right out and say it...I hate Daylight Saving Time.
Sure that one extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning was glorious. I don't know anyone who would argue that point. But is it really worth having it feel like midnight by 5 p.m.? Not if you ask me.
According to the website, timeanddate.com, the United States first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1918. The website claims from 1945 until 1966, there were no uniform rules for DST.
As you can imagine this caused all sorts of problems...especially for transportation professionals, and broadcasters. Finally, in 1966 the Uniform Time Act was put into place and aligned the dates and time to implement DST.
The schedule has been revised several times over the years for a number of reasons.
Following the 1973 oil embargo, the US Congress extended it for 10 months in 1974 and 8 months in 1975, in an effort to save energy. Then again in 1976, and 1987.
When asked if we should just do away with it, here's what people in New Hampshire and Maine think...