Daylight savings is a practice that involves adjusting the clock forward with one hour during summer and reverting during winter. The practice was started in the ancient days with a purpose of using the daylight by having longer nights. The process was started with an aim of saving fuel. In modern days there is a need to change from this practice due to the following reasons.
As mentioned above the main purpose was to save on fuel consumption. This was due to the fact that fuel was scarce in those days, unlike today. Means of transporting the fuel to various parts from the source was also a challenge. Unlike the old days, in modern days more fuel has been discovered in various parts of the world hence no need to worry about the consumption. Today technology has changed which has lead to improvement on machinery that is used to process the fuel at the same time makes transportation to various parts convenient.
Challenges are faced today in the transport sector and hospitals. In hospitals doctors and nurses are finding it hard to calculate the time for the next dosage during time shift. This affects the healthcare plan and also it’s a challenge to patients who need to take medication after the exact number of hours. The health of the patients may deteriorate further due to effects on daylight saving. Transport systems especially flights experience delays during time daylight time change. This leads to loss of revenue since most of the business that was meant to be conducted at that time has to experience delay awaiting time shift.
Another effect of daylight shift is that it affects the normal routines of people including kids. The normal routine of kids changes since they are expected to have longer days than nights. This has a negative effect to the overall performance of the kids especially in school since due to sleeping fewer hours they may feel sleepy during class hours. The same affects adults especially time shift since they stay awake to change time. The effect of this is fatigue which is risky while driving since it’s likely that accidents will happen at this time.
During daylight saving more gasoline is used unlike the purpose of it to save fuel consumption. The reason for this is that more people travel in the evenings to spend time with friends and family. In the end more gasoline and fuel is used which do away with the fact that the purpose was to save fuel, therefore, the need to end daylight saving. The article has shown that there is no need to practice daylight saving