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    Washington state lawmaker wants to scrap daylight savings time

    Washington state lawmaker wants to scrap daylight savings time

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would scrap the twice-yearly time switches required by daylight savings time and see the West Coast state join Arizona and Hawaii in sticking to one standard time.

    Representative Elizabeth Scott, a Republican from Monroe, told a House committee on Tuesday that switching the clocks is inconvenient, even in the age of self-adjusting smartphones, and that some studies have shown they can lead to serious health problems and drops in worker productivity.

    "There is a 10 percent increase in heart attacks on the Monday after the spring forward, when we lose an hour of sleep," she said in an interview. "Another study showed a correlation between clock shifts and traffic accidents."

    Washington state changes to daylight saving time from the second Sunday in March through the first Sunday in November and is on standard time for the remainder of the year, like most of the rest of the United States.

    Hawaii and Arizona shun daylight savings time and there is legislation pending in a handful of other states, including Alaska, Scott said.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/washington-sta...012702420.html



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    Yes, I always found it irritating to be getting up in the dark every morning and just as it starts to be where I was getting up after sunrise, they changed the time so I had to get up in the dark again.

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    Oh and I almost forgot.... it causes other problems too....

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    I agree - get rid of it.

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    I keep saying just shift the time by 30 minutes and then leave it alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    Yes, I always found it irritating to be getting up in the dark every morning and just as it starts to be where I was getting up after sunrise, they changed the time so I had to get up in the dark again.
    Eliminating daylight savings? Would it do the opposite?
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    Get rid of it. It's not natural to be in broad daylight at 9 PM. Sheesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Eliminating daylight savings? Would it do the opposite?
    No, it would just make it so I wasn't irritated by the change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobismom View Post
    Get rid of it. It's not natural to be in broad daylight at 9 PM. Sheesh.
    Yeah, especially if you have to get up at four in the morning to go to work. It means you should be in bed before sundown.

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    Go for it, Dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    Yeah, especially if you have to get up at four in the morning to go to work. It means you should be in bed before sundown.
    If you get up at 4 in the morning, you should always be getting up in the dark.
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    I just think we should not fall back in Oct--err...November. Just leave it.



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