Are you ready to lose an hour of sleep Saturday night into Sunday morning to win back more daylight in the evenings? As if you have a choice …
Here’s the question today: You’re going to vent about the time change anyway, so … If you were boss, what would you do with daylight saving time? Make it year round? Ditch it all together? Make the change to daylight saving time later in the spring? Return to God’s Time that once ruled Indiana?
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I don't discount the ill effects people claim regarding DLS. It's real. I don't experience any of them, except the twice a year ringing in my ears from my husband whining about DLS. For that reason, and that reason alone, ditch it. While we're at it, let's move August into the second week of December. It's too hot where it is now. And, let's restrict accessibility to driving on South 9th Street for non-residents to Saturday between 6am and 9am. And, Wednesday between 4am and 7am. Resident access only for the rest of the days and times. And, let's legalize owning chickens in the city limits. Brian Leung for Mayor.
First of all we should be on central time if you check out a map. Then we could have the entire state on the same time. That still confuses people flying out of Chicago or driving south.
Central Standard Time. Mitch's so-called benefits are not real for the vast majority.
I really don't care what we do, just as long as we don't change time anymore. We have had petitions before, but maybe another is in order or maybe our representatives can voice for the people as they were hired to do and get Holcumb to end it!
Central Time for Indiana! It's insane for children to wait for school buses on dark, wintery mornings. It's insane to hear children yelling and running around at 10 pm on summer nights.
Ditch it. I still have the report that was published the year after we switched back to DST. IT showed that we spent and used MORE energy when we did the DST than without it. IT was found in our modern times a lot of the reasons DST was introduced and worked, DON'T EXIST any more.. The only things it reminds us of is to change batteries in things at least once a year.
Get rid of DST. Makes no sense to have children walking to school in the dark. Multiple studies show people do not get enough sleep and DST only adds to that.
The verdict from medical science and those working in workplace safety seems quite clear: clocks should never be changed. The "social costs" in terms of accidents, medical issues, etc., seem to outweigh things like the benefits to the retail industry. If DST were to be abolished through the U.S., then I would put Indiana on Central Time. Having two (or even just one, without DST) phases of the year when sunrise is close to 8:15 AM seems unfortunate when school and many businesses open at 8:00 AM, and we are importantly tied to Chicago.
Indiana, and especially the Greater Lafayette area, are on the western edge of the EST zone. When it gets dark in NYC, it’s still light here. With DST, we have light until 9 pm in the summer! So I’m not really sure why we need DST. The extra hour of light in the summer evenings are perfect for relaxing on the deck, but that’s about the only advantage for me. Otherwise, I don’t really care one way or the other.
Abolish the electric light bulb. That would swiftly put an end to this silly "debate."
Strongly opposed to DST. It throws a lot of things in my life out of order like my dogs biological schedule no longer matching up with when I am waking up, going for a walk etc. Working as part of an international team, it makes scheduling very difficult as not every country observes DST at the same time as us if at all.
Personally I would scrap the entire system and move the US to one time zone. Each community/city/county/whatever would independently decide what hours they operate during to better match our lives with the sun cycle and not some arbitrary numbers
One other comment - If we stayed with Central time, I realize that the entire state would not stay with it; Counties next to Cincinnati use to (voluntarily) switch. I suspect counties next to Ohio and Michigan (Fort Wayne (Allan) and counties along the Ohio line would have to make sperate decisions (primary Michigan City, South Bend and Elkhart) and that should be allowed. In the early seventies the time line ran down the center of the state (Basically following US 31) with South Bend and Indianapolis being in eastern we watched the Chicago stations because we were in their time zone. We could go back to that.
We are still talking about this? Love it the way it is. Give me as much daylight at the end of the day possible. Get out of work at 5pm and still have "half a day" of light left to work in the yard, hit a golf ball in all directions and still enjoy a beverage on the deck. Remember to change the batteries in your smoke detector!
Daylight helps us wake up. Later exposure to daylight delays melatonin release . People have move opportunities to be active in the early part of their day when we are not on daylight savings time. If I were boss, we'd be CST.
Ditch it. Get the whole planet in the same timezone.
In the 60s we had DLS and as a young boy it was great to play outside late into the long summer evenings. I think it drove my parents nuts hearing us complain “ I don’t want to go to bed, it’s not even dark yet!“ Then Indiana switched, and years later back again (thanks Mitch) so now that I am retired I have those long summer evenings to golf, do yard and garden work and enjoy the light. I don’t want to see us change four times in my life time.
You don't know how good you have it despite the contention over Daylight Savings Time and time zone borders. You could be dealing with 1/2 hour differences across time zones. Yes, those exist in Australia. Time zones across Australia
Norfolk Island Time (NFT)
Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
Lord Howe Daylight Time (LHDT)
Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT)
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)
Australian Central Western Standard Time (ACWST)
Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)
Christmas Island Time (CXT)
Cocos Islands Time (CCT)
I would be fine for making DST all time if congress won’t put us into Central time
I’ve lived long enough in Indiana to experience many of these time changes. It was cool as a kid to be able to watch a tv show I missed on the Indy station to watch it an hour earlier on the Cinci station.
As a teenager after high school during the summer, we could stay at the bars in Ohio(6% beer was legal for 18 year olds) til closing at 1AM, head back to Indiana in 30 minutes, do the circling around the local drive in restaurant to see who was still out and make it home by 1AM. I was the envy of all my Purdue pals who unfortunately didn’t live in two time zones.
As an adult, Whenever it was that they changed it, the way Indiana is split into different times is nuts. It did come in handy once when I missed my turn into Goodland for a funeral and by the time I drove back thinking I was missing the service, I found a lot of people rushing in, too. Whoops. Goodland was an hour behind the rest of the state so we all got there in plenty of time. Almost all the relatives coming from around the state didn’t realize the times were different.
As a parent and teacher I always note behavior changes in kids. Not positive changes either. The changes don’t help darkness at bus stops. I would rather have my daylight stay where it is naturally.
Eliminate DST and have the whole state keep at the same time. Indiana is already a disrespected state - this is just another reason to make fun of it.
Make DST year round. The burden of grilling dinner in the dark after work is just too much to bear. 🥩
Ditch it across the country first. Then, we can argue about which TZ to use
Interestingly enough, all of China uses only one universal time zone, never changing for Daylight Saving Time.
The answer to your question is another question. How much time do you spend awake at 4:30 in the morning. Without dst it’s light enough to plant corn without headlights at 4:30. Alternatively how often are you still outside at 10 pm and it’s daylight…
A vast majority of people sleep that early morning hour away but golf and work etc well into the evening daylight hours