(WIBX) - Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend.  On Sunday turn your clocks ahead an hour.

The plan to make the most of available sunlight starts on March 11, 2012 at 2:00am and ends November 4, 2012.

Benjamin Franklin first thought up the idea in 1784 but it was George Vernon Hudson who proposed it for the nation in 1895, though it was not until World War One that it was first implemented.

Daylight Saving Time is also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.