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Regular news: Issue 602 3 Aug 2012

Fatalities prompt Milton Keynes to switch street lights back on

Andrew Forster

Milton Keynes Council is to switch back on almost all the streetlights on the city’s grid roads  at night following the recent deaths of two pedestrians on unlit stretches of the roads.

The council’s then minority Liberal Democrat administration approved the switch-off of 6,000 of the 7,100 grid road streetlights as part of budget cuts last spring. No formal safety assessment was made before the decision was made.

By last September 2,700 lights had been switched off but the...

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3 Aug 2012

2 deaths over a short period are not statistically significant of course, but they are worrying and I am not at all surprised.

It has long been my understanding that street and motorway lighting more than pay for themselves in terms of fewer accidents.

The right answer for this problem is surely sensible energy policies and planning not the Huhne and Co Green garbage