Daylight saving time is the practice where clocks are moved an hour forward in the spring and again an hour back during winter. The idea of daylight saving time is to have more daylight during summer as well as to save energy. The fact is that DST has its some advantages, although in the modern society not everyone is convinced about this idea. Basically, daylight savings time history is now almost a century and things have gone through tremendous change over that time.
At first, DST practice was to put the evening light during summer to better use and to save on energy bills. However, the argument doesn’t seem to work anymore. Many people are, however, getting tired of the DST practice. As a result, it has prompted the end daylight savings time petition.
Although daylight saving time was a good practice initially, it appears to have been overtaken by time. Because of the shortcomings of DST, it seems good to get rid of daylight saving time. The following reasons make the argument to end DST valid.
1. Energy costs are not saved.
Initially, the purpose of daylight saving was to reduce energy costs. Basically, rolling an hour forward in summer give more time to use daylight. Because of this, people can use the extra daylight to work and do their business. This result is less use of artificial light which in turn saves energy bills.
However, there is little or negligible energy saving from DST in the modern society. This is because there are computers, air conditioning units and TV screens that use even more energy. These gadgets may even raise the cost of energy. Because there is not much saving on energy cost, more people are advocating End Daylight Saving Time.
2. It can cause people to be sick.
Because of changing time, body clock is usually disrupted. The tiredness that arises due to DST is often an inconvenience to many people. For some people, this change in time may have serious consequences. It has been found that miscarriages, workplace injuries, and car accidents increase at the start of DST because of lack of better sleep. Depression has also be linked with darkness at early evening after the daylight saving period. Also, there is a higher risk of heart attack at the start of DST.
A decrease in productivity after the transition of daylight saving impact on the economy negatively. Because of the various shortcomings of daylight saving time, more people don’t find the need to continue with the practice. Because of this, there are petitions to end daylight saving time.