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When Does Daylight Saving Time Begin in 2013?

These lighter mornings indicate it's time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors, too.

By now, most people have noticed that daylight is beginning a little earlier each morning.

That means that spring—and Daylight Saving Time—is near. In 2013, the big shift happens on Sunday, March 10.

You should set your clocks forward at 2 a.m., meaning, yes, you'll lose an hour of sleep. But you'll get an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day.

The time change will last until Nov. 3, 2013, when clocks will fall back an hour.

When you change your clocks in the fall and spring, it’s also a good time to change smoke detector batteries and check to make sure the devices are in working order.

"You can prevent tragedies simply by testing and maintaining your smoke alarms and practicing a fire escape plan," city of Cartersville spokesman Rebecca Bohlander and Cartersville Fire Department officials say in Change Your Clocks and Change Your Batteries.

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Katy Jean Fink March 02, 2013 at 12:23 AM
I wish we could have a discussion over the need for this change anymore. I understand why it came about, but maybe it is time to eliminate it.

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