Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Only morons need streetlights at night, and then only in residential areas.
big pig peaches: I don't know how things work over in Europe, but in the US construction crews and emergency workers use extra utility lighting regardless of the street lights.
Enigmamf: because there are so many more accidents than before.
miniflea: Someone knew.
DarkVader: Mikey1969: rev. dave: There needs to be a compromise between safety and light pollution. The costs are minor.With a working Observatory in town, Flagstaff, AZ has the 3rd strongest light pollution regulations in the world, and it still works well. It was interesting to look at commercial blueprints and see all of the light restrictions and requirements. Part of the solution is the orange tinted lights that make everything look black and white.Flagstaff is weirdly dark.And with that light color, they might as well just turn it off. I think they're using LPS, and it's the worst light available. One of the reasons I miss mercury vapor and really look forward to LED, because the HPS lights most commonly used today have horrific color rendition.
BummerDuck: I guess the simple answer, don't drive in the dark if you can't handle it, didn't occur to all the idiots? oh, right, of course not.
fusillade762: Problem solved.
Fano: Question for Cecil Adams: Why do we never see people changing out the lightbulbs? I'm sure it doesn't take long, but there are lots of lights, so you should expect to see a crew out somewhere at some time. Just like you never saw people collecting money from payphones.
legion_of_doo: JohnnyC: We waste an enormous amount of money on streetlights. I really dislike light pollution in general...Glad to see at least one country moving in the right direction on that.Maybe you can move to Best Korea!
lack of warmth: Also, installing more lighting around all places at night in a crime busy city is helpful in somewhat deterring crime. It doesn't really stop it, but at least you can watch the crooks killing someone.
Enigmamf: big pig peaches: I don't know how things work over in Europe, but in the US construction crews and emergency workers use extra utility lighting regardless of the street lights.I think the headline is implying that the cost of the energy used by the investigation scene lighting outweighs the cost of the energy of the highway lights, because there are so many more accidents than before.
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