Street light switch-off study contradicts coroner and DfT evidence, says AA

“Although part-night lighting on 30mph roads has yet to show a problem in road casualties, it is the 40mph and faster roads that are the problem. Crash experts say there just isn’t enough time to react, even when driving at the speed limit with the headlights on,” said Edmund King, the AA’s president.

“For that reason, the AA calls for street lights to be switched on along 40mph roads. It is also telling its members to drive on full beam on any residential road where street lights have been switched off, except where they might dazzle other road users. Drivers cannot afford the risk of not lighting the road ahead if it might result in killing or injuring pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable people.”

Interesting article in FleetWorld. What do you think?

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