Daylight Saving Time begins early Sunday morning March 12, 2017. Please set your clocks forward one hour Saturday night. The purpose of Daylight Saving Time is to make better use of the daylight in the evenings.
Many people believe that DST could be linked to fewer road accidents and injuries. The extra hour of daylight in the evening is said to give children more social time and can boost the tourism industry because it increases the amount of outdoor activities. DST is also used to save energy and reduce artificial light needed during the evening hours – although some studies dispute that claim.