“Spring Forward” Before Going to Bed Tonight


Daylight Saving Time starts tomorrow at 2 a.m. Set your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed to ensure you’re not late for any Sunday morning commitments.

The time change will mean more daylight. Benjamin Franklin is credited with the original notion of setting clocks ahead one hour to “seize the daylight” and conserve energy.

The modern movement originated during World War I in an effort to save fuel and money. It was revived during World War II but was not a national standard until 1966. Prior to that U.S. states and communities were given a choice as to whether to observe Daylight Saving Time. States can still opt out, but the law dictates when the time change occurs.

The federal government added four weeks to Daylight Saving Time in 2007. It now incorporates 65 percent of the year. The U.S. Department of Transportation contends the nation’s roads are safer as a result due to having fewer cars on them when it is dark outside.