Safety concerns prompt end of energy saving at motorways
After turning the lights off on some motorway sections nearly three months ago to save on energy costs, Slovenia's national motorway company (DARS) has switched the lights back on, finding the safety risks to be too big.
DARS shut off lights on slip roads and along open sections of motorways where this is possible under law in late October. The measure was to reduce the company's annual electricity consumption by 10% and save it some €700,000.
More than 60% of lights along those roads were shut off and the rest of the lighting in tunnels, at motorway junctions, intersections...
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