Published February 11, 2016 by Kristen Shanahan (KFOR)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A lawmaker wants to do away with time change in Oklahoma.
Initially, Rep. Harold Wright introduced a bill to end daylight saving time.
It passed a house panel but, after people raised concern over it, he said he is now amending the bill to keep DST all year round.
When we spring our clocks forward in the spring, that means we lose an hour of daylight in the morning and gain an hour of light in the evening.
DST this year is March 13, and many Oklahomans are unhappy to spring forward.
“I work at a middle school, and just the way that the time change effects students alone,” said Whitney Wortham. “It makes it very difficult on the teachers and the staff.”
“It messes with your internal clock that’s for sure,” said Frances Odeh.
Health is one reason why Wright said he wants to get rid of time change.
“Some of the research indicates that there are more heart attacks and even accidents during that period of time when we change from daylight to central and vice versa,” Wright said.Follow @FortySixNews