NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) â A week from Sunday, weâll change our clocks again for daylight saving time.
As CBS2âs Tony Aiello reports, itâs a twice yearly ritual that some want to rethink.READ MORE: Teacher Stephanie Edmonds On Why She's Not Getting The COVID Vaccine, Despite Mandate: 'The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made'
Springing forward and falling back can throw off your circadian rhythms and leave you feeling off.
âVery weird, thatâs all, and I have no idea way,â one man told Aiello.
Setting clocks back an hour on November 5th can also increase risk on the roads.
Thatâs why the city is stepping up enforcement and education as it approaches. Itâs part of the Vision Zero effort to reduce traffic deaths and injuries.
âEarly onset of darkness in the fall and the winter months is highly correlated with an increase in traffic injuries and fatalities,â NYPD Chief Thomas Chan said.
When daylight saving time ends, Manhattan will see the sun set over New Jersey as early as 4:38 p.m. during the first week of December, which is kind of depressing for many.READ MORE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Republican Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Face Off In Fiery Debate
âBecause then it feels like 9-o-clock at night, and then you get tired,â one man said.
âIt totally throws me off. I feel like everyone is thrown off. Everyone is tired earlier, grump earlier, hungry earlier,â a woman added. âNot a fan.â
In Massachusetts, a special commission is looking into options, including having the state leave the Eastern Time Zone and move an hour ahead into the Atlantic Time Zone.
But thereâs a strong feeling in the state.
âIt sounds great if every state was on board, but one state canât do it without everybody else,â said one woman.
So far, similar proposals in neighboring Maine and New Hampshire have failed.
In New York, a bill to end daylight saving time is perpetually stuck in committee. So for now, weâre stuck with springing forward and falling back.MORE NEWS: Hispanic Heritage Month: Ponce Family Passes Down Musical Art Of Mariachi Through Generations
Surveys show Americans are increasingly âticked offâ over daylight saving time. Only 33 percent think it serves a purpose, which is down from 47 percent five years ago.