12000 KM OF PUBLIC ROAD IN NORWAY HAVE LIGHTING, ALL THE REST IS IN DARKNESS

12000 KM OFFENTLIG VEI HAR LYS, MOERKEKFOERING PAA RESTEN

About 15 percent (12000 km) of public roads in Norway have lighting, and of these 82 percent have gas discharge lamps, the rest have old glow lamp installations. The article deals with the influence of road lighting on accidents, and it is stated that illuminated pedestrian crossings reduces the number of accidents at the crossing, but the accident risk may increase in the area around the illuminated point. Such illuminated crossings should therefore be restricted to lighted roads, unless the possibilities of crossing the road outside the lit area are restricted. The consequences of poor road lighting is also analysed, together with the problem of accidents involving lighting columns. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Stigre, S A
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-17

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  • Norwegian

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  • Accession Number: 00307868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Norwegian Road Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM