I am concerned about the health of others due to how grumpy I would be if I got up at my normal time and then spent two to three hours in the dark.
Same. I can tolerate the sun going down early in the winter because I'm not outside except for skiing anyway. But not being able to ski until 10 a.m.? No thanks! I'd be on the hill sliding at 8 if I could!Apparently, healthwise, permanent DST would be bad for us. And while I'm not a fan of 4:17 sunsets (our earliest), I think I'm even less of a fan if 9 am sunrises.
Yes. It is SO hard to get up in the dark in any case, and the idea of getting up in the dark and no light for hours...Sunrise at 9 is a very unpleasant thought. I'm honestly shocked that one of WA's senators sponsored the bill.Do night owls prefer bright mornings to getvthem going?
Yes, this!I guess as someone who regularly gets up to do things well before sunrise with no alarm, and who in summer, when the sun sets late, will go to sleep before sunset... I'm just not buying that it would have any affect on my sleep. But maybe I'm just weird.
The part i don't like is, as someone else stated, 'losing my competitive advantage' as a natural early riser. LOL.
I already struggle with the late sunrises in winter, whereas the early sunsets to me are just a temporary part of winter, where we're inside anyway.
Frankly, I'm fine with continuing with the change of the clocks twice per year. We have so many other pressing issues, and this is one that doesn't rank high on my list of big ones.
Maybe not quite relevant as not in the US, but from another perspective. I live in the tropics in a state that doesn't have daylight saving, so in summer it's broad daylight at 4.30 in the morning and dark by 6.30 at night. I'd love it if they introduced daylight saving which would pull Queensland into line with the rest of the Eastern states and gave us some light at the end of the day.
Longitudinally, Maine is in the Atlantic Time Zone. Endless conversations and debates have happened over the years about the state switching to Atlantic time, always with defeat due to the obvious disruptions that this change would make in commerce, travel, etc.It gets dark so early in ME during the really short days in the winter, it’d be lovely to have later sunsets as well.
I suspect that kids walking in the dark is more high schoolers than youngsters. Even at school bus stops, I always see at least one adult waiting with the littles. It's kind of irrelevant though ... adults can be hit by a car in the dark as easily as kids, particularly when they are stupid enough to dress all in black.
Humans are pretty adaptable though. I think it will work out either way it goes.