Reminder For Daylight Saving Time

On Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2:00 a.m. local time, the country switches from Daylight Saving Time to standard time. In order to avoid any confusion,  it's best to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time is not observed in Arizona, Hawaii and most of the United States territories, like Guamand Peurto Rico.

The Reason for Daylight Saving Time :

Daylight Saving Time was officially instituted in the United States during World War I. The “extra” hour of daylight was supposed to help save energy for wartime manufacturing. During World War II, some communities did follow Daylight Saving Time, while others didn’t. In 1966, the Uniform Time Act standardized Daylight Saving Time.

Read more: Daylight Saving Time — NASA - Daylight Saving Time

A Safety Reminder
Many fire departments encourage people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks because Daylight Saving Time provides a convenient reminder. "A working smoke detector more than doubles a person's chances of surviving a home fire," says William McNabb of the Troy Fire Department in Michigan. More than 90 percent of homes in the United States have smoke detectors, but one-third are estimated to have dead or missing batteries.


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