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    QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    Does it make sense to keep it, would you rather get rid, or should it be made permanent?
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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    I would prefer for daylight saving to be abolished. Never really understand why we need it these days. Even though all my clocks automatically update so that isn't an issue. It seems to be just an outdated tradition that is no longer needed and should be abolished.
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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    As for road accidents, maybe just maybe that effected yesteryear but with better headlights and improved street lighting I dont see why that is used as an argument and I personally don't believe in energy savings but I haven't looked into it that much. I'm only 27 so I've been doing it all my life I'd rather not do it

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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    Yes.... IIRC for a trial umpteen years ago, the clocks went forward by 2 hours and it was lovely in summer when it didn't get dark till about 11:30. It is only as it is now mainly for the people of Scotland (and before that for farmers in WW1) and as about 50% don't want to be part of the UK we should think about being in sync with the EU.
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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    I've never understood why schools/businesses can't just shift their working hours if it really makes such a difference to them? If farmers want to use the sunlight at different times of day then get up earlier/later to suit it...does it really make such a difference that it's 'officially' changed on a national level? Same for schools worried about children walking to school in the dark - can't they just take the decision (perhaps on a regional level or even for each school individually in these days of 'free' schools and increased autonomy) to alter school hours slightly?
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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    I'm with John Oliver, How is this still a thing.

    It needs to be killed off. Jet lagging the entire population a country twice a year is idiocy.

    I live in Scotland, I don't care just make it GMT and have done with it.

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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    Both daylight savings time and timezones should be abolished. Time is virtually identical everywhere on Earth, and the internet renders borders and time zones more of an inefficient hindrance. After all, it's much easier for locals to become accustomed to going to bed at 13:00 and waking up at 20:00 to go to school/work/etc than for people in timezone a to explain their time and timezone, and people in timezone b to calculate the difference between their respective timezones. The whole thing is a grossly outdated mess.
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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    Yes it should, outdated and really not required at all.

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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    YES! EMPHATICALLY YES!

    It has no purpose in modern society.

    As has been said above, jet lagging people twice a year is nonsensical and actually results in statistically higher accidents, injuries and even deaths each year as a result.

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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    I agree, it needs to go. The main problem being that unless the whole world gets onboard with changing it, or atleast the majority, some countries abolishing it will actually become more confusing. I know part of Aus doesn't have DST and that throws their time off not only with the rest of Aus but also means that theres a long period where the time difference varies, rather than just the week gap in changeover like we have compared to the US.

    If we don't want a huge mess off wildy varying time differences, most or at least the major countries would have to get on board and do the same, a single country abolishing it will just make DST all the more bothersome.

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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    I vote for abolishment here too, in Belgium.

    This is completely outdated, and provokes more tiredness and problems than anything else.
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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    I'm all for getting rid of it and never really saw the point in it, this isn't the 1920's for crying out loud.

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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    As someone that's actually old enough to remember when and why DST was important, its usefulness has passed. Most agriculture is done on a mega-scale, with high-tech machinery and computer assistance. Those situations where school aged children are actually out working the fields (at least here in the US) are rare - not non-existent, but rare.

    As with all things, the government (pick a country/state/county/locality) are slow to make what are essentially mass changes that effect huge numbers of people (as in - everyone) for no reason other than convenience.

    DST had a valid reason, even if today's generation isn't willing to understand that. Now it is an annoyance that serves little real purpose, but does little real damage, either. And you can't just talk something out of existence. You need to elect legislators that will actually do the will of the people that voted them in.
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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    Yes, of course it should be abolished!

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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    I don't like being jet lagged for a short time but I do prefer more light in the evening (being a natural night owl). So I am down the middle, not against it but won't be upset if it goes.

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    Re: QOTW: Should daylight saving time be abolished?

    I think they should abolish it. Some people will want it one time and others will want it another, so we should just compromise and shift it half an hour in between then leave it there

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