According to the news of France Info, traffic lights in Metz, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Versailles are putting orange lights because pedestrians “do not like” to stop at red lights.
With the application, which is in the testing phase in these cities, it is aimed that pedestrians comply with the traffic rules by lighting the orange lamp on the human silhouette before red.
The city of Versailles announced that it would withdraw from the application, in which the relevant decree was published in the Official Gazette on April 21, on the grounds that it would be costly.
The Road Accident Prevention Association responsible for the project condemned the decision to withdraw.
A recent opinion poll showed that French pedestrians do not like to stop at red lights and that 40 percent of pedestrian crashes result in death.