Public Comment

Synchronize Our Daylight Savings

By Bruce Joffe
Tuesday March 13, 2012 - 09:27:00 PM

Sunday evening's extra daylight was marvelous! But we paid the price for moving the clocks ahead one hour on Monday morning, when we had to arise for work in the dark. Jumping ahead to Daylight Savings Time before the Spring Equinox - when there are equal amounts of daytime and night - results in dark mornings. 

The problem is the safety of our children walking or biking to school as the rising sun shines into commuters' eyes. It's dangerous. It is even worse in the Fall when we wait until six weeks after the Autumn Equinox before changing the clocks back to Standard Time. 

We should synchronize our daylight savings with the Earth and Sun's natural rhythms, starting DST at the Spring Equinox, March 21, and ending with the Autumn Equinox, Sept 21.