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    By the 60s DST became a nightmare with cities and states setting their own policy on DST when it was set taking a bus between Moundsville, W.V., and Steubenville, Ohio sent you through 7 time zones because of local customs.

    If national law is repealed we are back to multiple time zones in America where there is only 6 in US now if you include Hawaii and Akaska.. It would become a logistical nightmare for interstate transportation.
    Inconsistent use in the U.S.

    In the early 1960s, observance of Daylight Saving Time was quite inconsistent, with a hodgepodge of time observances, and no agreement about when to change clocks. The Interstate Commerce Commission, the nation's timekeeper, was immobilized, and the matter remained deadlocked. Many business interests were supportive of standardization, although it became a bitter fight between the indoor and outdoor theater industries. The farmers, however, were opposed to such uniformity. State and local governments were a mixed bag, depending on local conditions.

    Efforts at standardization were encouraged by a transportation industry organization, the Committee for Time Uniformity. They surveyed the entire nation, through questioning telephone operators as to local time observances, and found the situation was quite confusing. Next, the Committee's goal was a strong supportive story on the front page of the New York Times. Having rallied the general public's support, the Time Uniformity Committee's goal was accomplished, but only after discovering and disclosing that on the 35-mile stretch of highway (Route 2) between Moundsville, W.V., and Steubenville, Ohio, every bus driver and his passengers had to endure seven time changes!

    History & info - Daylight Saving Time, early adoption, U.S. law.
    Last edited by Treasure_Hunter; Nov 08, 2019 at 09:41 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View Post
    I agree that changing times twice a year is stupid, but before you go screaming at the govt because it gets dark an hour earlier.... THIS is the true time of day. This is what it would be like anyway if DST was abolished.
    What Jason said.
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  3. #18
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    Perfect thread. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. Just stop the flippin' back and forth. Now I just leave the clock in my truck on dst since std time only seems to last a few months now. I worked 12 hr shifts my whole life and the DST was always inconvenient to everyone. OK now we're working 11 or 13 which is it, just leave it alone one or the other is fine. Stay on DST or stay on STD time. The children aren't needed in the fields after school to help harvest the crops any longer.
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