If you live in the city, you know that the abundance of street lights are so bright that it's difficult to see stars in the sky even on the clearest of nights. The situation out in the country couldn't be any more different. The stars are gorgeous, but they're not nearly bright enough to illuminate rural roads.

The good people of Belgium have a somewhat interesting festive solution to that problem. On a dark, curvy road in a rural area, an organization called Parents of Road Victims put over 5,000 Christmas lights to good use, and the result certainly appears to be very effective. Hit the jump to find out what recycled Christmas lights can mean for motorcycle safety.

The Safest New Year from OVK on Vimeo.



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      rocketmoose
      • 2 Years Ago
      There's probably a joke to be made about Audi headlamps but whatever.
      Jan Calloway
      • 2 Years Ago
      instead of recognizing people helping their fellow man. people want to blame the government, blame the system, they can do that, thats their right. @ breakfastburrito, im sure all the american people who vote on that special day in november are not all from the electoral college. interesting thought, by popular vote Al Gore would have been Prez. i'm sure your wouldn't have liked that, got Bush, a way better choice, NOT! your right big business holds more sway on what happens in this country than the people, we are responsible for that........................ i commend parents of road victims for what they done.
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      One of the most wonderful things about the countryside is the lack of lights. This is a cool holiday display, but the concept of lighting rural roadways where headlights and reflectors would work just fine is a bad one.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        They did this as a specific location where numerous people have lost their lives at night because it was so dark.
      Jan Calloway
      • 2 Years Ago
      such a good idea, when the state and city governments ignore or move too slow. you have to do something.
      WDITech
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice...so who pays the electric bill?