- Governor Mary Fallin
- United States of America
Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour so that light extends into the evening hours—sacrificing normal sunrise times.
Typically, users of DST adjust clocks forward one hour near the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to "normal" or regular time.
DST can affect both your body clock and health. Studies show that there is an increase in both heart attacks and road accidents the days after clocks are set forward one hour in Spring.
*Increase in heart attacks
*Disrupts the body's clock
*Decreases productivity, concentration and general well being.
*Increases road accidents
*Increases sleep problems
The practice has received both advocacy and criticism. Putting clocks forward benefits retailing, sports, and other activities that exploit sunlight after working hours, but can cause problems for evening entertainment and for other activities tied to the sun (such as farming).
Although some early proponents of DST aimed to reduce evening use of incandescent lighting (formerly a primary use of electricity, modern heating and cooling usage patterns differ greatly, and research about how DST currently affects energy use is limited or contradictory.
DST clock shifts sometimes complicate timekeeping and can disrupt meetings, travel, billing, record keeping, medical devices, heavy equipment, and sleep patterns.
Software can often adjust computer clocks automatically, but this can be limited and error-prone, particularly when various jurisdictions change the dates and timings of DST changes.
We, the undersigned, call on the Oklahoma Government to eliminate daylight savings time.
The Abolish Daylight Savings Time petition to Governor Mary Fallin was written by Traunya RaDean and is in the category Miscellaneous at GoPetition.