Massachusetts Panel Seeks Regional Talks on Time Zone Change


Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend when we revert back to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 - setting the clocks back one hour.

While more sleep sounds refreshing to most people, a new study found that more assaults happen once the clocks fall back.

Granite State lawmakers considered a similar proposal earlier this year.

Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that don't adhere to Daylight saving time and about 40 percent of the world uses it.

The idea of changing time zones has been broached in a handful of other Eastern states. The bill was tabled in committee and no further action was taken.

Daylight Saving Time has been practiced on and off in the USA since 1918. current schedule, set through the Energy Policy Act of 2005, puts Daylight Saving Time starting the second Sunday in March and ending the first Sunday in November.

Most notably, a majority of other Northeast states would have to act in concert to adopt the same new time zone, the commission concluded. For many years, most of IN did not observe Daylight Saving Time with the exception of 10 counties.

Since Congress ruled in the 2007 session, daylight saving time has always ended on the first Sunday in November. Auto accidents, workplace injuries, and suicides all reportedly go up the Monday after clock moves forward in March.