End the practice of Daylight Saving Time
  • Petitioned The President and the Congres of the United States of America

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End the practice of Daylight Saving Time

    1. Stephen Padilla
    2. Petition by

      Stephen Padilla

      San Antonio, TX

Given that Daylight Saving Time (DST) costs lives, causes accidents, and saves little or no money, the practice of DST should be abolished at the Federal level.

DST was started with the good intent of saving energy consumption by reducing coal and other fuel consumption and reducing lighting requirements.  These concerns have been overtaken by technology.  The ubiquitous use of previously non-existent (or prohibitively expensive) air conditioning means that in southern tier States, DST actually increases electricity use rates.

Unforseen consequences of DST have been increases in heart attacks, industrial accidents, and motor vehicle collisions.  The idea of some is that the switch back to Standart Time in Autumn ("Fall back") compensates, but in practice people stay up late instead of taking full advantage of the extra hour, and only an infinitessimal minority go to bed early before the DST "Spring forward" time.

The costs in dollars and time can be calculated, and are frequently debated.  However, there can be no price put on human life and suffering.  It is time to end the waste!  The waste of lives, property, and resources must end.

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    • Niomi Carlsen LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 11 months ago

      It's torture; end the torture!

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    • Carrie Roling HYATTSVILLE, MD
      • 11 months ago

      Loss of productivity, disruption of circadian rhythms.

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    • Erin Dawson RENTON, WA
      • 11 months ago

      We no longer need this archaic means of saving energy or light. We are a nation of technological genius that has overcome a lot of the energy issues of early DST. Just stop it!

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    • nancy whitaker BOWERSVILLE, GA
      • 11 months ago

      because it messes with peoples lives my Grand kids have to get on the bus in the dark and it is hard to get them up in the morning. When time goes back to normal they are happier and get up with no complaining

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    • kris van tongel MERKSPLAS, AZ
      • 12 months ago

      Stop messing around with our bodies !

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