The New Zealand entomologist George Hudson first proposed modern DST. And it was William Sword Frost, mayor of Orillia, Ontario in 1911, who actually introduced daylight saving time in the municipality.
What are the reasons for Daylight Saving Time?
- It shifts summer daylight to evening hours, when it can be enjoyed more.
- It saves energy, because people don’t use their lights as much in the evening.
- It reduces accidents, because people are less likely to be driving in the dark.
- It keeps sunrise time in a narrower range. Without DST, you either have the sun rising way too early in summer, or you have the sun rising way too late in the winter