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Daylight Saving Time 2014: When DST begins, turn clocks ahead and spring forward

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Americans are wondering when Daylight Savings Time 2014 starts, and when to turn the clocks ahead this year. After one of the coldest and snowiest winters in some areas, most people can't wait for spring to come. The good news is it's almost time to spring forward. The Daily Independent announced on Thursday, Feb. 27, that Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014. An extra hour of daylight every day will be a welcomed holiday after a long, dark winter.

However, that could all change if a few lawmakers get their way. According to News on Feb. 26, 2014, Idaho Rep. Mike Moyle introduced House Bill 559 into the House on Wednesday that would exempt Idaho from observing Daylight Saving Time. If the bill is passed, Idaho would stay in the Mountain Standard Time zone year-round.

"This disruption to families, businesses, and individuals is significant twice a year when Idaho is required to change its time. Several studies even show that accidents increase during the week that daylight savings time is observed. The adverse affects of having to change time is real and can and should be eliminated," the Idaho bill states.

Also known as DST, Daylight Saving Time is a welcomed change and a holiday for some, but a potential problem for others, so it's no surprise that a number of states sponsor bills each year that try to do away with Daylight Saving Time.

Idaho isn't the only state that wants to do away with Daylight Saving Time. According to the Daily Independent on Thursday, Feb. 27, you can add Kentucky to the list as well. With the approval of a new bill, Daylight Saving Time could become a thing of the past for those living and working in Kentucky. Rep. Kevin Sinnette also introduced House Bill 431 to a state government legislative committee that would keep Kentucky from resetting clocks in March for Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time (United States) begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, and ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 2, 2014, except in Arizona and Hawaii, and perhaps Idaho and Kentucky if these states get their bills passed!

Move your clocks ahead 1 hour in spring and back 1 hour in the fall. Remember the saying, "spring forward, fall back!" Likewise, after a spring, summer and fall of longer daylight hours, most Americans will once again "fall back" at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, November 2, 2014.

Most of the United States gained an extra hour of sleep when they turned their clocks back one hour last November. They got to sleep an extra hour when Daylight Saving Time ended, but they paid the price with shorter days and less daylight hours. Each year on the second Sunday in March, most of the United States springs forward by one hour again.

Sources: Daily Independent; News

Photo Credit: Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, March 9, 2014; Morguefile; cohdra



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