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Switching off motorway lights leads to safety fears

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Plans to turn off motorway lights on a stretch of the M1 between midnight and 5am have been met with criticism by road safety organisations fearful of the potential hazards.

Unveiled by The Highways Agency, the move would help to cut costs and assist the Department for Transport (DoT) in adhering to the government’s current austerity measures.

The affected 15 miles of motorway, between junction 10 at Luton and junction 13 at Milton Keynes, will feature variable speed limits in the future and drivers will also be able to use the hard should during busy periods. The AA is concerned with the DoT’s choice to introduce the initiative on a road that is already set to experience these changes. (more…)