WHAT IS DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME AND WHY IS IT NOT OBSERVED IN MOST OF ARIZONA?
However, even in the United States, the changeover isn’t visible everywhere.
The time change is not observed in Hawaii, Arizona, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the United States Virgin Islands.
Some nations seek to do away with the “falling back” and “springing forward” traditions completely, while there is no agreement on which should be utilised throughout the year.
According to NPR, 19 states have approved legislation or passed resolutions to allow for year-round daylight saving time, albeit this move would need a change in federal law.
According to the US Department of Transportation, twenty-nine states submitted legislation to end the practise of resetting clocks between 2015 and 2019.
Major railroad firms created time zones in 1883 to resolve misunderstandings and avert train mishaps caused by varied local clocks, according to the department.
When the United States joined World War I in 1918, the government handed time zone oversight to the railroad-regulating Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), which was also in charge of daylight saving time.
WHEN AND WHY DO WE ‘FALL BACK’ IN TIME FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING?
DST was first used by Germany during World War II to save fuel and electricity by extending daylight hours, and the United States soon followed suit.
Following the war, DST was repealed nationally but permitted to continue on a state-by-state basis, resulting in confusion and crashes caused by differing local timings.
DST was adopted consistently throughout the country once the Transportation Department was established in 1966, with dates for the twice-yearly transitions defined by legislation.
Unless exempted by state law, every state must continue to follow DST between March and November.
The time duration for DST was extended by four weeks by the 2005 Energy Policy Act, after a prior move in 1986. The regulation, which went into effect in 2007, moved daylight saving time to the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November.
DST is observed in more than 70 nations throughout the globe.
On Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 2 a.m. local time, daylight saving time will resume.
The Associated Press and Fox News’ Lucas Manfredi and Louis Casiano contributed to this report.