Daylight savings is here and with more sunlight in the evenings many around the country (and the southern half of the world) are rejoicing at another step closer to Summer!
Others, though, can’t stand daylight savings (DST) – whether it’s because of technical issues, weather-based jobs, or an hour less to sleep in, the system is not without its critics.
It’s interesting to see how many countries actually practice DST, (hint – it may be fewer than you think!) and how many others have actually converted to it fulltime!
Let us know your thoughts in the poll below, and we’ll summarise the results here at the end of the week.
on 10/10/2013 1:05am
To the last guests’ ” most people start work at 0830 or 0900am” comment – Only if you work in a tall building in the city ! You cannot have permanent daylight saving because you run out of daylight regardless come the Autumn equinox, so by June at the start of winter it would be getting light at approx. 9am – Ridiculous!
on 8/10/2013 2:18am
Wouldn’t it be nice to have the more daylight in the evenings, when most people get off work? Darkness is depressing.
Most people start work 8.30am or 9am by which time, even with the clock one hour ahead, it is already bright.
on 6/10/2013 2:10am
Hi, noticed that the countries that do not use DST are mostly tropical countries where the sunlight hours don’t change much.