Oh Gosh, where was I?
Ever have that sneaking feeling that DST makes no sense? That somebody is messing with the dates it starts and stops? Well, Congress and the federal government are involved. What do you think?
The “spring forward” marks the second time the country has observed the switch in March rather than April since changes to the system were adopted in 2007. . . Before the move by Congress in 2005 to extend daylight saving time, the most recent modification occurred in 1986, when the start date was moved from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in April.
See? They **DO** move the start and stop dates around!
Contrary to popular belief, no federal rule mandates that states or territories observe daylight saving time.
Gee, that’s comforting.
Most U.S. residents set their clocks one hour forward in spring and one hour back in fall. But people in Hawaii and most of Arizona—along with the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands—will do nothing. Those locales never deviate from standard time within their particular time zones.
And 95% of the state of Indiana. Don’t forget indiana — all of it except Lake and Porter Counties in northwest Indiana. Don’t ask why; it’s just confusing; and I used to live there.
National Geographic has this nifty little article HERE, and don’t forget to set your clock ahead Saturday night . . .
Or the Government Mandated Boogeyman Will Get You!!!