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.
TheOther: 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.Yeah...can't see the stars at noon because of the stoopid sun!
de_Selby: I must say - leaving France and entering Belgium at night is a joy because of the well-lit highways.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Only morons need streetlights at night, and then only in residential areas.
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.
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.
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