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It's time to 'spring forward'

Posted March 5, 2009
Updated March 6, 2013

Turn clocks forward Sunday! Daylight Saving Time takes effect, officially, at 2 a.m. on March 10.

About Daylight Saving Time

The federal law that established "daylight time" in the United States does not require any area to observe daylight saving time. But if a state chooses to observe DST, it must follow the starting and ending dates set by the law.

From 1986 to 2006 this was the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, but starting in 2007, it is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, adding about a month to daylight saving time.

A safety reminder

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges consumers to use the semi-annual clock change as a reminder to test and replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Daylight Saving Time Set clocks, check batteries


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  • injameswetrust2003 Mar 9, 2012

    My sleep is disrupted for several weeks after 'spring forward.' Horrible idea.

  • laurenfedorov Mar 9, 2012

    Why change the time at all? Leave it alone all year around. Choose one and leave it at that. There are still 24 hours in a day, regardless of what time it is light or dark. It doesn't really add any time at all. It only seems to mess up people's sleep and the like.

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  • AnonGuy Mar 9, 2012

    One of the stupidest laws that have been passed in recent memory. It should have been left like it was, first weekend in April and last weekend in October.