Washington: Daylight saving time 2017 has finally arrived. It was almost one hour ago, when the daylight savings begin. Nonetheless, many people who forget to set their clocks according to the new time face many troubles when they get up in the morning.
So if you are one of the people who haven’t moved their clocks forward, it is about time you do it now, before you completely disturb your schedule and scratch your head in frustration on not being able to find out what to do.
You should keep in mind that the daylight saving time has already begun at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandates you to move your clock forward in order to save precious energy. While, energy is not as precious as it used to be during the World War 1 or World War II, we continue to be slaves of the relic of the past.
This spring forward” for Daylight Saving Time in the USA will lasts until 2 a.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 and then the clocks will once again be moved backward. This is a practice that people in the US have been forced upon without any tangible benefits.
There is no denying that at the time of this practice of clocks being moved forward or backward, the discussion arises. But within no time it dies down as people get involved in more important issues. According to David Prerau’s book “Seize the Daylight,” trains always adhere to their published schedules, so when it’s time to “fall back” all Amtrak trains that are running on time stop in their tracks and wait an hour before resuming. When it’s time to spring forward the trains automatically fall behind schedule at 2 a.m. but just have to do their best to make up the lost time.
An interesting aspect about the spring forward can be gauged by the following report by Reuters. A Reuters’ report says that a psychology journal in December published results showing that federal judges handed out sentences that were on average 5 percent longer the day after daylight saving time began than those given out one week before or after.