It's Time To Turn Back The Clocks

Dan La Moore wipes down a Shinola clock at Electric Time Co. in Medfield Mass. Daylight Saving Time officially ends Sunday Nov. 5

Can you believe it's already time to set your clocks back?

As for the proposals emerging in New England, the one from MA calls for pushing back the start of the school day. After that, days will get slightly longer - about two more minutes of daylight each day. If you want to be sure you're following the correct time, you can check the U.S. Department of Commerce's National institute of Standards and Technology's site here. Some studies show an overall reduction in traffic crashes and fatalities due to daylight saving time changes, WebMD stated.

What's more, she said, all of our routines need to find that adjustment as well, including the time we usually eat and exercise.

The original idea for Daylight Saving Time is often credited to Benjamin Franklin - but that may have just been a joke.

Come Sunday, people all across the United States, with the exception of those in Hawaii and Arizona, will finally get back the hour they lost in the spring. Daylight saving is repealed in 1919, but continues to be recognized in certain areas of the United States.

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Twice year, in most of the 50 states anyway, millions of Americans go through the chore of adjusting their clocks and watches either forward or backward.

August 8, 2005 - President George W. Bush signs the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law.

2007 - Under the new laws, all of IN now observes Daylight Saving Time, where only certain areas of the state did before.

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