Daylight Saving Time: Yay or Nay?
Spring forward, fall Back...or, is it fall back, spring forward? Feed a cold, starve a fever? With six you get eggroll? Whichever the case may be, it may become a moot point in the future, because two bills have been proposed in the Texas Legislature this session to do away with the bi-annual confusion caused by Daylight Saving Time.
According to State Representative Jason Isaac who sponsored one of the bills, studies have shown the time changes lead to more car accidents and heart attacks because of people getting less sleep.
Critics of the bill say ending the change would result in it getting darker earlier in the evening, and would mean more energy use with lights used for longer periods of time.
If either of the proposed bill are passed, Texas would remain on central standard time year round, which would take effect this November, joining Arizona and Hawaii as the only states that don't observe daylight saving time.
It would also kill the joke I use every Fall about 'making up for that hour of sleep I lost last Spring.'
Thank you, thank you very much, don't forget to tip your waitress.