Belgium and France have stopped illuminating highways
  • In March 2007, the Walloon Government of Belgium approved a plan to combat global warming. One of the most important components of this plan was the extinction of luminaires along 750 km of highways between 12:30 and 5 a.m. This initiative will allow a savings of 1.75 million Euros per year.

  • A 70-km section of the A16 highway in northern France has been extinguished. This was followed by a significant decrease in the number of accidents.

  • Since November 2006, over 40 municipalities in Loir et Cher have been extinguishing luminaires after 11:30 p.m.
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