The Great Daylight Saving debate

It's that time, once again, to "spring" our clocks forward. Daylight saving time starts on Sunday.

Posted: Mar. 8, 2019 10:08 AM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- It's that time, once again, to "spring" our clocks forward. Daylight saving time starts on Sunday. 

When it comes to time zones, the Wabash Valley seems to be divided. 

Starting early on Sunday, Indiana will lose an hour. The change will take effect officially at 2 a.m.

News 10 wanted to know what you think about Daylight Saving Time. The topic has been a discussion at the statehouse over the years, whether to keep it or not. 

Indiana runs on two time zones, Eastern and Central, with 12 counties in Northwest and Southwest Indiana on Central time. The entire state has done daylight saving time since April 2006.

"There's more daylight later at night, so I guess it's a good thing," Amanda Scott said. 

It's clear the clock will keep ticking on this debate.

"It sucks," Alice Mull said. "I believe we should leave time alone. Let God do what He does because He does it right."

Mull says she doesn't like the idea of little kids waiting out by bus stops in the pitch dark. After a string of bus accidents within the last year, she says it brings up the dangers of getting on and off the bus.

"It just don't make sense. Putting the small kids out in the dark," Mull said. "It's not safe. It's bad enough that they have to go on the bus, but you have to wake them up in the middle of the morning, too."

State senators say this was one of their points they did make for wanting to get rid of Daylight Saving Time. But, that measure quickly failed .

Daylight saving time ends on November 3.

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