October 25, 2007
Daylight Savings Time Staying for Extra Week
The challenge of remembering to set one’s clock ahead an hour as Daylight Savings Time ends in fall, got a little more difficult this year.
The sun-saving clock management typically ended on the final Sunday in October.
But the Energy Policy Act signed into law in 2005 by President George W. Bush, changed all of that in an effort to conserve energy.
The law, which took effect this year, changed the start and end dates, which had been in effect since the Uniform Time Act was passed in 1966.
Daylight Savings Time started two weeks earlier in 2007, moving to the second Sunday in March instead of the traditional starting date on the first Sunday in April.
The later ending date may catch people this week. Daylight Savings Time used to end on the last Sunday in October. But in 2007, folks will get an extra week of later evenings, as the clocks will not move back one hour until Sunday, November 4th.