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Old Posted May 21, 2019, 2:17 AM
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Originally Posted by niwell View Post
Let me tell you, the stretches of streets in Johannesburg when the streetlights are out can get extremely terrifying.
Yeah, I'm a bit skeptical of those studies that say a pitch black street is "just as safe" as a well-lit one.

I mean, sure, if you tasked me with producing such a study, I'd do what we discussed earlier in this very thread and use data from empty streets in urban prairie neighborhoods where there's no one at all (and therefore the city has turned lighting off), compared to data from populated 'hoods with street lights, and I could easily show that, when using the existing real world data, on a strictly per-mile basis, dark streets are actually safer.
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