Daylight Saving Time in MI: Stay or go?

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FLINT (WJRT) (03/11/18) --Daylight Saving Time; it's a decades old law that some favor while others oppose.

Most recently, Florida lawmakers passed legislation to keep the state on Daylight Saving Time year round.

So should Michigan do away with it or keep it?

"I'm pretty indifferent , not really for it, or against it," said Clio resident Justin Zigors.

And so do attempts to get rid of it in Michigan.
Currently, a year old bill to scrap Daylight Saving Time is sitting in a state House committee.

"I don't think it's necessary, because if I was taught correctly, it was just for World War II," said Sandusky, Michigan resident Carmen Kincaid.

Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. goes back 100 years to 1918 during World War I, when it was used to help conserve energy.

"I don't really care for it that much. I don't like changing the clocks and changing them back," said Flint resident Missy Wheat.

Others though say, it's gotta go because of health concerns.

"They say that in the weeks following Daylight Saving Time, because you lose that hour of sleep, the incidence of mortality rates and car crashes goes up because they're sleep deprived," said Swartz Creek resident Natalie Sevick.

But for now, it looks like Daylight Saving Time is here to stay.

The twice a year 1 hour time change is also a good time to check and/or replace carbon monoxide and smoke detector batteries.

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