what are the compelling arguments for Daylights Savings Time?

Hello and Good Morning Everybody,

           I am wondering what the logic is behind having Daylights Savings Time.  Personally speaking, I can not actually see any practical use for it.  Each year people are required to change time twice.  It seems like it has become a practice that is just accepted and done year after year without question.  Not that I mind doing it, I am just curious about any logical basis that may exist for it.

           Any shared insights to this question will be appreciated.

          Thank you

           George
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Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
Generally, it's for historic reasons and allowed people to make better use of the daylight. In times gone by, this way particularly important for outdoor work, such as farming. In summer, it made sense to move the day 'forward' by an hour. The closer to the equator you are, the less it's needed.

These days it's less important for many as mechanical lighting etc. makes it less necessary, and here in the UK there's an annual debate about whether to keep it or not.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
As noted, historically it WAS important.

Compelling argument today?  None.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Afternoon

             Thanks so much for the explanations given.  Everything brought out within this post certainly made sense.

              George
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