- Education and Science
Fixing Daylight Saving Time
Daylight savings time was a great idea years ago. In modern America, it is not necessary and in fact a nuisance. Twice a year, we all need to adjust all our clocks backwards or forwards. It is a big time waster. I have a simple solution. It is time we adapt to modern needs. The solution is to adjust our daily schedules according to our own needs. It is called flex time.
- Oct. 2016
It seems to me, there are several scenarios where time schedules are fixed. Here are a few examples.
- Government offices
- Private companies
- Transportations (air, train, buses, ferry)
- TV and radio programs
Leave the time in Daylight saving mode all year round.
For example, government office hours, should be 9 am to 5 pm (Nov.- April) and 8 am to 4 pm (May - Oct.). That simple.
Schools schedule - 9 am to 3 pm or 8 am to 2 pm.
For the average workers, the only downside I can see is possibly changing their alarm clocks twice a year. For everyone else, they will adjust and adapt to this just as they did before.
Remember, the original intent to adopt day light saving time was to save energy. We would use less electricity for lighting. I think that is pretty much gone when we seem to work and play all hours of the day and night.
If we make this simple adjustment, think of the advantages.
- Save time and resources of having to adjust all our clocks in our homes and cars.
- Our winter days would not get dark so soon, as early as 5 pm.
- Less confusion when traveling across States and Countries who does not have daylight savings. (The State of Arizona does not have daylight saving time).