I think these people are all nuts.
The problem with daylight savings time isn't that it starts, but that it ends.
If I were King, I would make daylight savings time permanent for the entire calendar year.
Why do we even bother with standard time? Who cares if the sun is at its highest point around noon? What I care about is recreation, and I like it when the light lingers after I get home from work. I can do that this time of year when we are on daylight savings time, but not standard time.
Yesterday I was out for a walk in the foothills until almost 6:30 PM and it was light out. How enjoyable. Next week, it will be a walk in the dark. Why must we suffer in this fashion?
What are the arguments for going on daylight savings? One is school safety, but kids get up too early anyway. Let's shift the school day instead. Let them sleep in.
It's time to put an end to standard time and make daylight savings time permanent year round.