Blue streetlights to prevent suicides, street crime

Dec 11, 2008 @ Seattle Times

Again, one of the first articles we’d posted on the website  a couple of years ago, when the color news were being posted there and not here !! We didn’t read that at Seattle Times at that time but no problem…

” TOKYO — Blue streetlights are believed to be useful in preventing suicides and street crime, a finding that is encouraging an increasing number of railway companies to install blue-light-emitting apparatus at stations to prevent people from committing suicide by jumping in front of trains.

Although experts are split over the effectiveness of the blue lights, railway companies that already have installed the lighting say they have played a successful role in preventing suicides.

Glasgow, Scotland, introduced blue streetlighting to improve the city’s landscape in 2000. Afterward, the number of crimes in areas illuminated in blue noticeably decreased ” […]

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE @ SEATTLE TIMES

 

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