I positively hate being driven around at night, especially in the County I live in where as soon as you venture of a main road there seems to be no streetlights, there is something horribly disconcerting about having to use ‘full beam’ lights on a dual-carriageway. It might be my lack of attention to any detail when I’m away from home – surely this is not the same anywhere else? If it is then perhaps im the most ignorant back seat driver ever.
Many streetlights will be going off soon in a central Indiana city in a budget cutting move.
The Muncie City Council has slashed its $630,000 streetlight budget in half as it tries to close a $1.5 million spending shortfall for next year. City Councilman Sam Marshall says that services must be adjusted as statewide property tax caps reduce revenues. He says lights will remain at busy intersections, but that elsewhere every other streetlight might be turned off possibly as soon as January. I&M Power spokesman David Mayne says Muncie has about 4,300 streetlights and the company will be working with the city on the shutdown.
It would be nice to have my local council make the investments and provide us with some adequate lighting then at least they could justify trying to save money by taking them away…