THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
A new law went into effect in St. Lawrence County Nov. 1 requiring parents to keep infants and toddlers in rear-facing child safety seats until they are at least two years old or until they reach the maximum height and weight for the seat being used. The new state law falls in line with updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “A rear-facing seat provides increased support for the very vulnerable and still-developing head, neck and back of young children,” said Elizabeth Carey, Director of Public Relations at AAA Western and Central New York.
Do you agree with the new law?
Results will be posted Monday, Nov. 18.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
The end of Daylight Saving Time ended Nov. 3. Daylight saving time in the U.S. is the practice of setting the clocks one hour ahead of standard time for around eight months of the year from March to November. This results in later daylight hours over the summer months and early darkness when we return back to standard time during the winter months.
Do you think Daylight Saving Time is a good idea?
69.8% -- No
26.9% -- Yes
Total responses: 447
Check back soon for your comments:
I believe the adjustment is great in the summer, but not sure that makes up for the dreary winter we struggle to survive. I would keep it as is, because living on standard time for 12 mo would not be any better.
11/10/2019 7:16 PM
Just leave it
11/10/2019 3:45 PM
It was a good idea when implemented ages ago but has outlived its usefulness (much like modern Republicans).
11/10/2019 12:05 PM
Do you love illegal aliens, do you hate the Second Amendment...Vote Denocrat.
11/9/2019 2:50 PM
Wish it would not change every 8 months. Stay the same all year and would prefer that it would be Daylight time. It affects the body & mind changing all the time. I think it would help with mental Health also.
11/9/2019 10:49 AM
We should be on Daylight Saving time permanently.
11/8/2019 7:57 PM
Makes the spring and summer evenings most enjoyable in NNY. Allows those who work to have multiple hours of daylight for chores or recreation.
11/8/2019 6:49 PM
It's too darn confusing just leave it the same time year round..
11/8/2019 5:40 PM
Get rid of it.
11/8/2019 2:39 PM
I don't think it is necessary anymore and causes more problems than it is worth
11/8/2019 2:24 PM
It really causes problems with people if they would just leave it alone it would be better for people.
11/8/2019 11:39 AM
I hate the time change. I feel tired for weeks afterward every time.
11/8/2019 10:58 AM
Attention: This question is not clear, and will likely not provide the desired responses for appropriate data. "Yes", I like day light savings time, also "No", I do not like the changing of times. So I am "Unsure" how to answer. I think we should have one time no changing, and I think that time, should be the Daylight Savings time.
11/8/2019 10:44 AM
Old Indian proverb: cutting one foot from top of blanket and sewing it onto bottom of blanket does not make blanket longer.
11/8/2019 10:27 AM
It fine the way it is. No matter what there always some negative things. I like having more daylight in March in the evenings. Have more time to go for walks after work.
11/8/2019 9:19 AM
Most people no longer work a regular 9 to 5 shift . Do away with it .
11/8/2019 8:48 AM
Support this why? Obviously we are forced to have another 1 hour of daylight time but for what reason... is it for kids to be able to play an extra hour outside with others, or for giving Dad an extra hour to play catch with his kids? Nope that won't be seen for sure! Funny but if we look outside anytime of a seasonal day it appears like someone called an air-raid because no one is outside anymore in their yard or porches? The Amish don't change their clocks, well they don't wear watches , but they said they see no reason to. Guess they have a point!
11/8/2019 8:48 AM
No reason for this anymore
11/8/2019 7:06 AM
Leave the time alone. studies have been done ,that heart attack rates go up when the time changes forward and back. It changes the bodies rhythm that it gets use to.
11/8/2019 6:11 AM
It is nice to have longer daylight hours to enjoy the summer because winter is so long.
11/8/2019 6:03 AM
11/8/2019 2:54 AM
My "no" answer is that I feel it not really necessary, but then I have lived with this for 80 years and will be able to survive what ever years are left.
11/7/2019 7:39 PM
Now that our handheld devices update automatically, there is no need for "big brother" to force us to "set your clocks back" anymore. They'll have to come up with something else, I guess.
11/7/2019 7:14 PM
It disrupts our bio clocks
11/7/2019 6:25 PM
DST all Year please
11/7/2019 3:43 PM
For people with sad, it compounds the problems.
11/7/2019 2:32 PM
Standard time was the norm for many, many years . Should continue to be the norm for twelve months a year .
11/7/2019 9:26 AM
Only millennials and snowflakes seem to have an issue with daylight savings time.
11/7/2019 8:50 AM
It is an outdated practice originally designed to save energy costs and allow farmers longer daylight hours. Now, of course, more efficient means of energy production are being used and the majority of the US population are not farmers. Most of the rest of the world does not do this. So, why are we continuing to do so?? I blame the tRump supporters LOL.
11/7/2019 8:41 AM
As a farmer, that extra hour of daylight at the end of the day is more important than in the morning. Standard time works better for me.
11/7/2019 8:04 AM
It is well past time to be done with it. Dark at 4pm is just too much
11/7/2019 7:47 AM
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Forgive the pun, but it's a waste of time. Before you claim that it saves energy, that's a myth - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-daylight-saving-times-sa...
11/7/2019 7:22 AM
Leave the time alone. The sun is how people in the past told time, and the "internal" clock of most people tell the correct time. Setting it forward in the summer does not help at all... it is stupid and foolish.
11/7/2019 7:05 AM
11/7/2019 3:09 AM
I wish it was DST all year around.
11/6/2019 10:39 PM
it's a great idea; the extra hour of sunshine is particularly welcome in the summer when we enjoy family events after dinner...let's extend it to the whole year.
11/6/2019 10:10 PM
If it saves money due to better use of DayLight it's a no Brainer.
11/6/2019 9:47 PM
End it now!
11/6/2019 5:00 PM
It's a terrible idea to have daylight time in winter. Even with it there isn't enough time after work when it's daylight, and if you work like most people with real jobs it's dark anyway when you're done. Better it be lighter in the morning on the drive to work.
11/6/2019 3:21 PM
We should stay on standard time year round. The change to DST has been proven to be detrimental to people's health. The daylight in the summer is long enough on standard time and would actually allow for such things as fireworks to be held a little earlier in the evening.
11/6/2019 2:43 PM
Time to do away with this whole time change - just pick one time (either standard or DST) and stick with it for the entire year. The whole reason for the switch is no longer valid.
11/6/2019 1:54 PM
Its a giant lie, like Santa, WMDs in Iraq, the Jeffrey Epstein "suicide," veganism, reiki and essential oils. Didn't Nazi's come up with this idea?
11/6/2019 1:23 PM
I don't think it serves any practical purpose! I think we should leave the clocks alone.
11/6/2019 1:09 PM
Leave it at Daylight Savings and eliminate "falling" back and "springing" forward.
11/6/2019 12:44 PM
messes with health too much
11/6/2019 10:55 AM
changing an hour of time has an effect that to some people last for days and for some babies a week or more and it happens twice a year. I would like to suggest changing by a half hour.
11/6/2019 10:40 AM
This needs to stop. It messes with people's well being
11/6/2019 8:45 AM
We should make Daylight Saving year round. Not only would that give us an extra hour of daylight when we need it most (after business hours in the winter), studies suggest it would also save people money and reduce electric bills and greenhouse gases. Making it year round would also mean we don't have to change our clocks twice a year, which is rough and can actually lead to depression and even death among the elderly.
11/6/2019 8:16 AM
Keep it running all year!
11/6/2019 8:13 AM
Tar and feather trump.
11/6/2019 7:30 AM
Everyone sets to summer hours after the time change. Not every state does it. Leave standard time all year long.
11/6/2019 8:14 AM
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Only good thing with it, as is, is that kids can get up and go to school in light!
11/6/2019 7:48 AM
You don't "save" daylight when pushing the clock ahead an hour. Look, winter is a time of long dark days whether you like it or not. Make the most of the darker late afternoon to enjoy time with the family, or don't people do that anymore?
11/6/2019 7:39 AM
I think the way it is fine... in the summer its nice to have more day light...do we really want it in the winter when how many of us would be out there doing what in the cold...besides no matter what we are only going to get so much done a day.. so why change it.. Seems like all of sudden every thing needs to be changed but it does not really make a difference it just messes things up....
11/5/2019 11:10 PM
put it one way or another and leave it alone
11/5/2019 8:12 PM
No railroads anymore folks. This is how this mess started
11/5/2019 7:52 PM
It is just confusing to everyone. Another thought, most of the world does not use this archaic idea. It makes it much more difficult when dealing with other countries. Then there are states right here that do not follow this and even some individual counties within states. See what I mean, confusing.
11/5/2019 5:26 PM
But it should be year round.
11/5/2019 5:02 PM
Several states don't have it. Maybe it's time for New York to think about it?
11/5/2019 3:52 PM
Keep it year round
11/5/2019 3:28 PM
Please keep same time all year!
11/5/2019 1:26 PM
We should stay at DST and never fall back!
11/5/2019 12:14 PM
It was invented to help the golf and miniature golf industries by allowing people to play later in the evenings. NOT a good enough reason to justifa major disruption of people's lives.
11/5/2019 12:07 PM
Will let's see how stupid the liberal comments are for this question. I'm sure most can't tell time, so they will want to leave the clocks alone.
11/5/2019 11:47 AM
Outdated and useless, all it does is make everyone miserable for a week. When I run for president it'll be on the platform of getting rid of DST and switching to a 4-day work week!
11/5/2019 11:46 AM
I like the Fall back idea but don't much care for the Spring forward part. Hahahaha
11/5/2019 11:05 AM
Research shows that changing time posses serious health risks. Therefore we should stop it. Like other things that can cause health problems like drugs, smoking, vaping, jumping off cliffs and shoveling snow. The government is trying to kill us by forcing this health risk on us.
11/5/2019 10:52 AM
Think Daylight Saving Time should be 12 months of the year. i.e. Permanent.
11/5/2019 10:49 AM
The time change disrupts everything.
11/5/2019 10:43 AM
Stop the madness...I hate getting up earlier to beat first light during the hunting seasons..the ducks and deer don't know the time has changed.
11/5/2019 10:27 AM
Who cares? If all we have to worry about is this…life is good!
11/5/2019 10:23 AM
Leave daylight the way it is ~ the kids still get on the bus in the dark at some point, and we have to turn our lights on earlier in the winter, so we aren't saving any energy anyway.
11/5/2019 10:23 AM
Anyone but Trump!
11/5/2019 10:20 AM
How is this saving time? Trump 2020
11/5/2019 10:04 AM
stop the madness
11/5/2019 9:56 AM
Leave Daylight Saving Time in place all year long, instead of Standard Time.
11/5/2019 9:54 AM
An a very antiquated practice.
11/5/2019 8:58 AM
We should stay on DST year-round and forget changing clocks twice a year. Fewer people are early risers. It makes sense to have daylight last later into the day.
11/5/2019 8:51 AM
I hate daylight savings time. I've seen studies that show an increased risk of heart attack the morning after the 'spring forward'. The spring forward is a much more difficult transition than the 'fall back'. The purported reason for daylight savings was to save electricity, and that doesn't really happen. Let's stick to the way nature has it and leave the clocks alone.
11/5/2019 8:49 AM
Yes, the later it stays light out the better.
11/5/2019 8:44 AM
It accomplishes nothing except disrupting our natural body cycles.
11/5/2019 5:43 AM
Daylight savings time should be observed year round.
11/4/2019 10:46 PM
Athletes who stay after school in the winter have to go home in the dark and dinner times are later because of this.
11/4/2019 7:33 PM
Let's stay on Daylight Savings Time without changing back!
11/4/2019 6:46 PM
Keep daylight savings time yearound.
11/4/2019 5:08 PM
We need a standardized to the time there is nothing to benefits to do daylight saving
11/4/2019 4:29 PM
I think it's nice to have more light "later" in the day during summer so people can do things outside after work. In the dead of winter it's pretty much dark no matter how you set your clocks. Now if only my job would allow me to take the winter off so I can hibernate properly...
11/4/2019 3:45 PM
Antiquated. Get rid of it.
11/4/2019 2:33 PM
I'd like to have it year round.
11/4/2019 2:23 PM
When this practice was started, the US was at its height of agricultural production and family farms required the extra time in the summer to plant or harvest their crop. Now that our farmers use mechanization and all of their equipment have lights (and all the bells and whistles) it is no longer necessary to "add" this hour. It screws my body clock up for about a week. Arizona has the right idea by keeping it all the same. Trump must go!
11/4/2019 2:18 PM
Yes we should be in daylight savings year round
11/4/2019 1:43 PM
Yes, because I am a morning person and appreciate the extra light then. But the only way to avoid 12 hours of darkness during a North Country winter is to head south!
11/4/2019 12:31 PM
No, it's pointless and needs to stop.
11/4/2019 12:31 PM
Unsure. Depends on whether or not Trump likes it and I'm too lazy to try and google his opinion on it. Trump 2020
11/4/2019 12:24 PM
Was set in place for working on family farms. Modern machinery has eliminated that need
11/4/2019 11:55 AM
it makes no sense, some states don’t participate set the clocks back 1/*2 hr and then leave them alone !!!
11/4/2019 11:44 AM
I think when we lose an hour, it should be on a Tuesday afternoon. Then I'm fine with it.
11/4/2019 11:42 AM
The change in time results in most people finishing their workdays in the dark,and driving is more dangerous at night in our area in particular due to deer and winter weather.
11/4/2019 11:35 AM
It is ludacris. Daylight saving time needs to end. It does no good. Farmers have electricity in their barns, Get ride of it.
11/4/2019 11:35 AM
The time of railroad schedules being the need for Daylight Savings time is a century past. It is time to keep standard time by time zones, and stop moving hours artificially backward and forward.
11/4/2019 11:25 AM
No. Leave the clocks alone and deal with the change in daylight without artificially changing time
11/4/2019 11:20 AM
Stay the same all the time
11/4/2019 11:09 AM
Dumbest thing we do as a Nation and all anyone can give you for why is " We just always have ".
11/4/2019 11:07 AM
There are other states which already do not practice d.s.t. as an elderly woman, i have to wait for the kindness of someone to come to my home to take down the wall clocks and change the time on them because it is not safe for me to climb a step stool to do it myself. Leave the time alone!
11/4/2019 10:58 AM
Daylight saving costs the world billions of dollars a year due to errors in shipping and business plus many deaths due to people not getting enough sleep and getting into car accidents or on the job injuries. It's an outdated tradition that we only keep around because "we've always done it that way".
11/4/2019 10:50 AM
Nothing helps my SAD but long days of sunlight.
11/4/2019 10:49 AM
there is NO reason in this day and age why we ship be adjusting the clocks..Maybe this could be something our Congress could actually agree on and leave it alone starting 2020....
11/4/2019 10:24 AM
11/4/2019 10:23 AM
Where is the logic?
11/4/2019 10:13 AM
An old concept to benefit a few. Let's leave the time alone.
11/4/2019 10:11 AM
Keep daylight savings all year.
11/4/2019 9:37 AM
Just leave the clocks alone.
11/4/2019 9:33 AM
Confusing and NO need. Lot of places aren't using it anymore
11/4/2019 9:23 AM
The original reason for DST was dubious at best, and now no good reason for its perpetuation may be given, with the exception of this ONE. The national chamber of commerce lobbied for the continuation of DST because they feel people will be more likely to SHOP after their evening meal if there's still light in the sky. So like so many things, it all boils down to someone making a profit from a dubious idea imposed upon the masses!
11/4/2019 9:17 AM
only the government your cut the end off a blanket, sew it on the other end then say the blanket is longer
11/4/2019 9:11 AM
It’s an outdated idea and should be abolished. People forget that it started with the Nazis trying to save fuel. It never had anything to do with farmers.
11/4/2019 9:10 AM
too dark - too soon
11/4/2019 8:56 AM
It was a good idea at the time of its inception, but no longer appropriate.
11/4/2019 8:50 AM
Split the difference and be done with it .
11/4/2019 8:48 AM
The foolishness of keeping DST year-round was tried in the 1970s. What a disaster. Kids were walking to school in the dark, which lingered too late in the morning. But hey, kids don't walk to school anymore do they. Parents all drive them. Why do we pay for school buses?
11/4/2019 8:45 AM
One way or another
11/4/2019 8:43 AM
Yes, keep it all year round. Even in the winter time it would save a lot of energy.
11/4/2019 8:31 AM
it's TIME to end it
11/4/2019 8:19 AM
Leave the time alone, one way or the other!
11/4/2019 8:11 AM
leave one way or the other
11/4/2019 8:07 AM
It is stupid lets split the difference in half and not have to worry about it again.
11/4/2019 8:05 AM
I wish we would switch to Daylight Saving Time all year long.
11/4/2019 7:58 AM
It works. It is better to have more daylight in the morning when we all have to start the day !
11/4/2019 7:56 AM
Make it permanent.
11/4/2019 7:36 AM
But I would rather leave the time set like it is in the summer months. Leave it that way year around. I would rather have it lighter out longer in the evenings.
11/4/2019 7:08 AM
Maybe daylight savings time year round.
11/4/2019 7:08 AM
Should have left it alone and go back to the march to nov time . It's BS getting dark at 4/30 in the afternoon..!
11/4/2019 6:49 AM
An old indian once said , only the goverment would think that by cutting a foot off one end of a blanket and than sewing it back on the other end would give you a longer blanket.
11/4/2019 6:32 AM
Hell no leave it one way all year!
11/4/2019 6:25 AM
Pick one and stick with it year round.
11/4/2019 6:20 AM