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Poll: Do We Still Need Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday, but do we still need it?

This Sunday, Bloomfield residents and all of Michigan will lose an hour as we set our clocks ahead for the start of Daylight Saving Time.

The practice, which originally began in 1895 as a way to cut back on the need for candles and other artificial light sources in the summer months, is still in effect in most U.S. states, though some experts say is it no longer necessary.

Do you think we still need to fall back in November and spring forward again in March?

Joan G. Berndt March 07, 2012 at 03:42 PM
With the last edict on changing from Standard time to Daylight time, it is hardly worth the effort. 6 months of each time wasn't so bad, but with only 4 1/2 months on Standard and 7 1/2 on Daylight it seems to me we ought to just pick one and stick with it. And I would prefer Standard since it is going to be annoying to have it dark out at 8 a.m. starting next week.
Joan G. Berndt March 07, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Oops, should have said "6 months of each time WEREN'T so bad...

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