Daylight saving time kicks in Sunday at 2 a.m.
If parents miss out on the opportunity to prep their child, there are still ways to encourage the adjustment after Daylight Saving Time begins. Since then time changes have mostly reflected USA policy, most recently with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 passed under then-President George W. Bush. While most, if not all, Texans probably wouldn't mind foregoing the bi-annual adjustment of every household clock, many prefer the extra sunlight that DST affords.
Daylight Saving Time is a good time to check - and if needed change - the batteries in your smoke detectors around the house.
Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday, so get ready to spring forward and lose an hour of sleep. Some studies claim the time switch saves energy on lighting but is surpassed by usage increases for heating and air-conditioning. But after World War I ended, many countries reverted back to standard time.
States are able to exempt themselves. Hawaii and a majority of Arizona are the only states that have eliminated the practice. According to the April 3, 1916, edition of the Manitoba Free Press, Daylight Saving Time in Regina "proved so popular that bylaw now brings it into effect automatically".
It's Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time. This reminder to Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® comes from Energizer, your local fire department and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advises people have their vehicles checked for safety recalls around Daylight Saving Time.
USA clocks will "spring forward" again on March 12 to make room for an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings as winter fades away.