Friday, 20 May 2011
CORBY STREET LIGHT'S
At 04.00hrs just had a walk with a torch light with me around Corby, it feels like we could be in the 1940's during the war time Britain! Back in the 1940's thousands of people died in road accidents. The number of road accidents increased because of the lack of street lighting,and the dimmed traffic lights. To help prevent accidents white stripes were painted on the roads and on lamp-posts. people were encouraged to walk facing the traffic,and men were advised to leave their shirt-tails hanging out so that they could be seen by cars with dimmed headlights.Other people were injured during the Blackout because they could not see in the darkness. Many people were injured tripping up,falling down steps, or bumping into things.So my point is everyone, this cost saving exercise that that councils think would save money will cost them dearly in accident claims!