Is it time to end daylight saving time in New Jersey?

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Most of the United States saw clocks spring ahead one hour early Sunday morning as daylight saving time began.

The time change is practiced throughout the world in various forms and is a way to get more daylight during the warmer parts of the year.

But in today’s modern world, is it time to end the practice?

Critics of daylight saving time say that the time change can disrupt one’s sleep schedule.

“It actually takes a couple of days to get used to it,” says New York resident Harriet Levine.

A number of states are now trying to opt out of moving the clocks forward come March, including California, Florida, Oregon and Washington.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Hawaii, most of Arizona, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

“It makes no sense for me for the United States to have different rules in different places,” says East Brunswick resident Richard Fried.

The U.S. government says that daylight saving time saves energy, prevents traffic injuries and reduces crime. Plus there is the added bonus of extra daylight.

“People mentally do better with sunlight,” says Jackson resident Nedra Eagle. “I think we should have it all the time.

Michael Geschlecht of Metuchen says that the time should be moved forward in the fall and turned back in the spring.

“Less lights on for everybody in the afternoon, which is when it really matters,” he says.

Even President Donald Trump has an opinion, tweeting “Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is OK with me.”

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