Vote “No” to Permanent Daylight Savings Time in Florida

An e-mail to Rep. Byron Donalds asking him to vote “no” to the hastily-planned legislation to make Daylight Savings Time permanent in Florida. 

From: Steve Bracci
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:11 PM
To: ‘Byron.donalds@myfloridahouse.gov’ <Byron.donalds@myfloridahouse.gov>
Subject: Vote “No” to Permanent Daylight Savings Time

Byron – please vote “no” to Permanent Daylight Savings Time.  It will make Florida fatter and lazier.  Legislators are apparently focusing on longer evenings.  But those of us who are motivated to stay in shape by getting outside early in the morning, will now have to do it in perpetual darkness, or simply quit altogether.  Sunrise at 8:00 a.m.??

More biking accidents, running accidents, other mischief towards those trying to get some early morning outdoor exercise.

Do school times have to adjust next for a later start time to avoid students waiting in pitch darkness at bus stops?  Of course, if the schools push back their school start times an hour, then the school end times will also get pushed back.  Wouldn’t that then negate the “longer evening” argument?

The fact that this is rushing through both houses so quickly seems to have more to do with a bunch of legislators sowing their oats because they have “the power to change time,” than it has to do with any real merit.  Where are the studies?  From what I read, it’s entirely based on Sen. Steube going to the barbershop to get his hair cut.

See article:

https://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/florida/2018/01/25/florida-daylight-saving-time-all-year-could-happen/1065301001/

This is a waste of legislative time.  Much bigger problems to solve.

Sincerely,

Steve Bracci