Don't forget to turn back clocks for Daylight Savings Time

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"In more northern areas, not only would it be darker in the morning, it would be colder because the coldest hour in the day is the one before sunrise", said Prerau, who has coauthored three major USA government reports to Congress on the effects of daylight saving time.

It's not just time to turn back the clocks, says Milton Fire Department (MFD) Chief Dave Pratt.

We all have opinions on daylight saving time, though truth to tell, I always need to stop and figure it out a little.

So, when is Daylight Saving Time for 2017 (which is often called Daylight Savings Time) in the US during the Fall?

The main goal, according to proponents, would be to add an extra hour of afternoon daylight in the winter.

Credit - or blame - for the biannual shift goes back to Benjamin Franklin, who published An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light in a 1784 journal after he noticed that people burned candles at night but slept past dawn.

DST will return at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018.

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act into law. A bill introduced in January aimed to put the entire state in the Eastern Standard Time Zone, which could exempt MI from the measure.

The time change also can bring some less expected problems.

In 1986, federal legislation mandated DST begin the first Sunday in April and end the last Sunday in October.

1974-1975 - Congress extends DLS in order to save energy during the energy crisis.

Exceptions in the United States: In the United States, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow DLS. Arizona and Hawaii are the only two US states that don't use daylight saving time.

Some countries refer to "Daylight Saving Time" as "Summer Time".