It’s time to spring forward. Daylight saving time is back

Scot Gow works on clocks at Electric Time Company in Medfield

Canada and parts of Europe also observe DST, but it's called "summer time" across the pond.

Studies have found that traffic accidents and workplace injuries increase on the Monday after the time change, because of tiredness.

The idea of daylight saving traces its roots to Benjamin Franklin, who in 1784 penned a tongue-and-cheek essay proposing a time shift as a way to reduce candle use.

It's always Daylight Saving Time. That would put the Sunshine State an hour ahead of the rest of the country for a portion of the year (and make them first to the New Year).

The interruption can kill people: Incidents of heart attacks, strokes, and fatal auto accidents all spike around the start of daylight-saving time each year.

At first, individual states observed daylight saving time without any standardization - until Congress passed the Uniform Time Act in 1966. It's been modified several times, including year-round "War Time" during WWII.

The idea that daylight saving time was created to help farmers get their harvests in is so ingrained into the national consciousness, it's hard to believe it's not true.

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Even so, the other parties of the war followed suit, and the United States adopted it in 1918.

According to Insider Health, Daylight Saving Time has been linked to sleep deprivation, decreased mental health, increased suicide rates, increased cardiovascular conditions, and increases in auto accidents and workplace injuries.

In Pennsylvania, Representative Russ Diamond (R) of Lebanon County is leading the charge against Daylight Saving Time. Remember, it's "spring forward, fall back", baby.

Diamond wrote in the memorandum: "Daylight Saving Time (DST), launched during World War I as an attempt to save energy, has outlived its usefulness".

More specifically, when do we turn the clocks ahead? After all, it results in an extra hour of sleep later in the year.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is thinking even bigger. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday morning and we all lose an hour of sleep in exchange for the longer daylight hours of spring.

One would move ME into the Atlantic Time Zone, which would mean the state would no longer set clocks back in fall.

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