Extend Daylight Saving Time All Year

Daylight Saving Time, or DST, was implemented during WWI to decrease energy utilization. While modern technology (specifically, AC units) makes the energy savings a wash, there are a lot of other benefits to the extended daytime hours.

While mornings are darker, evenings are lighter for longer. This leads to:

    • Increased exercise and outdoor activity
    • Lower crime, as the amount of time people are out in the dark decreases
    • Increased economic activity, as people are more likely to shop at night when it’s still light out
    • Fewer traffic accidents, as it’s easier to drive in sunlight

Additionally, removing the transition between the different times would:

    • Decrease traffic accidents that result from people being tired
    • Alleviate the increase in heart attacks seen following the time change
    • Prevent us from needing to reset our clocks (a minor annoyance, but an annoyance!)
    • Prevent us from being late to work (or exceedingly early, depending on the season)

Problems to be Solved

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    The switch from DST and back causes many issues
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    People generally prefer sunlight in the evening hours
  • The switch from Daylight Savings Time literally kills people in accidents every year because people are drowsy.  I would advocate for a permanent adoption of Daylight Savings Time. No more hour-switching. Let’s just pick the time and stick to it. 


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    Decrease traffic accidents, heart attacks, and crime
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    Increase exercise and economic activity

As President I will...

  • Work with Congress to pass the Sunshine Protection Act at a national level (thanks for the name, Florida!)