|Authors:||Torkel Bjørnskau, Stein Fosser|
The speed and attention of car drivers were measured before and after the introduction of road lighting on a stretch of Route E-18 in Norway. A section of the same road without road lighting was used as control. Even if earlier research has shown road lighting to reduce road accidents in darkness, this study shows that the drivers increase their speed a little and pay less attention after the introduction of lighting. More women and elderly seem to drive in darkness after road lighting has been introduced.