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Who Turned Out the Lights on Our Highways??

Is it just me, or have our highways gotten pretty dark lately?  And I’m not just talking about the fact that, during this time of year, days are shorter because of Daylight Savings Time.  I’m talking about the fact that someone apparently decided that highway drivers no longer need lighted streetlamps for early morning/evening commutes.

What’s going on?

I don’t have any proof really, but on a hunch, I’d say it’s an effect of The Great Recession.  We already know that cash-strapped states and municipalities have been cutting expenses wherever they can.  The result?  No light on our highways — use your own headlights if you want to see where you’re going! 

Desperate times call for desperate measures

While it’s true that desperate times call for desperate measures, what about traffic safety?  What about being able to have decent visibility on those long stretches of road — especially in cases of emergency?    

I understand that decision-makers are probably doing this to conserve because times are really bad.  But when things get a little better, will someone please turn the lights back on?

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