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daylight saving time

News Digest - DOT 28-16

Daylight Saving Time to Begin Sunday, March 13 for Most Americans.  Most of the nation will return to daylight saving time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016, when clocks will be turned ahead one hour, providing an additional hour of daylight in the evening.  Under law, daylight saving time is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, with the nation returning to standard time starting Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.  Federal law does not require any...

News Digest - DOT 21-15

Daylight Saving Time to Begin Sunday, March 8 for Most Americans.  Most of the nation will return to daylight saving time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015, when clocks will be turned ahead one hour, providing an additional hour of daylight in the evening.  Under law, daylight saving time is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, with the nation returning to standard time starting Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.  Federal law does not require any...

Safety Advisory: Celebrating Halloween

Safety Advisory: Celebrating Halloween- Buzzed Driving is Drunk DrivingRemember to think safe, ride safe, be safe! as Daylight Saving Time EndsWASHINGTON – With the arrival of Halloween and the end of Daylight Saving Time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding Americans to drive safely, keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters, and to never drink and drive if you’ve celebrated with alcohol. As the clocks turn back this weekend on November 2, drivers...

News Digest DOT 27-14

Daylight Saving Time to Begin Sunday, March 9 for Most Americans.  Most of the nation will return to daylight saving time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014, when clocks will be turned ahead one hour, providing an additional hour of daylight in the evening.  Under law, daylight saving time is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, with the nation returning to standard time starting Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.  Federal law does not require any...

Daylight Saving Time

Under the Uniform Time Act, as amended, States may exempt themselves from observing Daylight Saving Time by State law.  If a State chooses to observe Daylight Saving Time, it must begin and end on federally mandated dates.

Uniform Time

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees the Nation's time zones and the uniform observance of Daylight Saving Time.  The oversight of time zones was assigned to DOT because time standards were first instituted by the railroad industry.