A POSITIVE APPROACH TO LIGHTING BRITAIN. THE CASE AGAINST ANOTHER NATIONAL "SWITCH OFF"

A survey was carried out among members of local authorities responsible for public lighting with a view to determining the effects of switching off public lighting, with particular reference to the effects on night accidents. Preliminary studies carried out by DOE in urban areas indicate that during the public lighting cuts between November 1973 and March 1974, there was an overall increase of about 13 percent in fatal and serious night casualties compared with a decrease of about 6 percent on the same roads in daylight. Greater London Council findings appeared to confirm the DOE findings. It is concluded that public lighting reduces accidents, and that the savings brought about by reductions in lightings are more than offset by the costs arising from increased accidents and damage to equipment. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lighting Industry Federation, Limited

    25 Bedford Square
    London,   England 

    Association of Public Lighting Engineers

    78 Buckingham Gate, Westminster
    London SW1E 6PF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Austin, B
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM