Daylight Savings Time 2013: When Does It Start? And Why?
Why do we spring forward? Does daylight savings time work? Get the facts.
For most Americans, daylight saving time 2013 will begin 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, when most states will spring forward an hour. Time will fall back to standard time again on Sunday, November 3, 2013, when daylight saving time ends.
The federal government doesn't require U.S. states or territories to observe daylight saving time, which is why residents of Arizona (except for residents of the Navajo Indian Reservation), Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas Islands won't need to change their clocks this weekend.
Where it is observed, daylight savings has been known to cause some problems.
National surveys by Rasmussen Reports, for example, show that 83 percent of respondents knew when to move their