Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday -- clocks 'spring forward' one hour

INDIANAPOLIS - Get ready to spring forward this weekend as Daylight Saving Time begins.

On the second Sunday In March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2 a.m. local standard time. On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2 a.m. local daylight time.

The practice wasn't law in Indiana until 2005, and it's still an issue of contention among many Hoosiers.

"Our last Govenor was an idiot. Hope someone changes it back. There is nothing good about it, it dangerous on people heart attacks go up and statistics show that," Kelley Rains Seibert wrote on the RTV6 Facebook page.

"I don't see why we need to do it... I would rather stay on the same time all the time," Angie Harter wrote.

But others said they liked the benefits of switching times.

"I love it that in the summer you have extra daylight in the evenings. I love having the extra time after work to take a walk, work in the yard etc. I was happy that Indiana finally decided to join the rest of the country with DST," Lanette Fairfield wrote.

"I love it. If you do business with any other states, it was always a pain to keep track of what time it was," Diane Wilson Reardon wrote. "And I love having the extra hour of daylight in the evening. That is wonderful. As far as people with young people go, remember that your kids will grow up in a couple of years and then you will really appreciate it."

Daylight Saving Time was first established in 1918, then repealed in 1919. It was re-established nationally early in World War II. After the war, its use varied among states and localities.

Learn more on the National Institute of Standards and Technology website: http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/dst.cfm

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