What is the effect of reduced street lighting on crime and road traffic injuries at night? A mixed-methods study
Perkins C, Steinbach R, Tompson L, Green J, Johnson S, Grundy C, Wilkinson P, Edwards P
Record ID 32015001030
Authors' objectives: To evaluate the effect of reduced street lighting on crime and road traffic injuries.
Authors' recommendations: This study found little evidence of harmful effects of switch-off, part-night lighting, dimming or changes to white light/LEDs on levels of road traffic collisions or crime in England and Wales. However, the public were also concerned about other health outcomes. Research is needed to understand how lighting affects opportunities for crime prevention and how these vary by context. Research is needed also on other public health impacts of light at night.
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/phr/11300402
Year Published: 2015
URL for published report: http://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/phr/phr03110/#/abstract
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
- Accidents, Traffic
- Night Vision
- Automobile Driving
Organisation Name: NIHR Public Health Research programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health and Care Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
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