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Proposals to turn off London's traffic lights "risk making after-dark deathtraps of our roads"

Commenting on GLA Conservative transport spokesman, Richard Tracey AM’s report proposing turning off London traffic lights, London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson, Val Shawcross, AM said:

“Whilst this proposal may grab headlines its disregard for driver and pedestrian safety is incredibly worrying.

“London is a 24-hour city and many routes remain busy throughout the night, the idea that just because it’s not the middle of the day we should turn off traffic lights just to save a few pounds is utterly reckless.

“Only three years ago a Government report found that in other countries where this has been trialled accidents have tripled. Given the dangers faced on London’s streets as it is, this proposal risks making after-dark death-traps of our roads.”

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