37. Underground Power Lines

To prevent the danger posed by falling live power lines during storms, vehicle crashes, and other events, all power lines should be buried underground. This would also dramatically improve the aesthetic environment.

For power lines that are still suspended, procedures should be in place to automatically shut off electrical power to the sections of the utility grid that experience failures such as fallen wires due to falling tree branches, toppled telephone poles, etc. Live wires should never exist accidentally on the ground.

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