Thursday, December 22, 2011

In an attempt to fight fake future danger, why not create real danger right now?

Petition calls for rethink on road lighting switch off - Telegraph

According to the price comparison website, 67 per cent of drivers strongly oppose the switch-off, which occurs every day at midnight on stretches of the M1, M2, M4, M5, M6, M27 and M54.

The Highways Agency says that safety remains its highest priority and that the switch off helps it to support the government's climate change objective, with each section of motorway where the switch off is enforced making savings of more than 30 per cent in carbon emissions and electricity consumption. says that together the switch offs total 47.4 miles of unlit motorway between 12am and 5am, and that drivers' concerns include not being able to see clearly and getting tired.

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