About 40,000 rural street lights in Derbyshire are to be switched off after midnight to help cut carbon emissions.
The county council move is part of a scheme to save about £400,000 a year in energy bills.
The Conservative-led council said 69% of those surveyed supported the scheme, but a Labour spokesman said opposition was still high.
The authority said lights would not be turned off in town centres.
However, with rural police cuts combined with this course of action, will probably put would be Dick Turpins on alert.Follow @csabian
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