NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Daylight saving time (DST) begins Sunday. At 2 a.m. on March 10 most of the U.S. will “spring forward” and move clocks forward to 3 a.m. All but two states, Arizona and Hawaii, participate in daylight savings time.
DST became the national standard in the U.S in 1996. Florida passed a bill last year that would make it the first state to make DST a year-round standard. But Congress must approve the plan.
5 Quick facts about DST (source: 247wallst.com)
- DST has severe effects on your health from heart attacks to severe depression.
- Pedestrians are more likely to be killed by cars after 6 pm after clocks return to standard time in November.
- DST does not decrease energy consumption.
- DST became a national standard in the U.S in 1966.
- Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa do not observe DST.