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Lawmakers pushing to end daylight saving time changes for public health

Daylight Saving Time: Set clocks forward this weekend
Posted at 4:57 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 11:04:56-05

(WXYZ) — The clocks will spring ahead again next month and many lawmakers across the country are pushing for them to stay there.

Adjusting to daylight saving time has been blamed for spikes in heart attacks and car accidents as people get used to a new sleep schedule.

A survey from the Associated Press shows that 70 percent of Americans want to put an end to switching the clocks.

So far, a handful of states have passed bills to do so.

In the past, President Trump has tweeted his support for making daylight saving time permanent. Congress would still have to approve a measure to make it a nationwide rule.