How to ensure safety at pedestrian crossings ?

Proteger los pasos peatonales

Pedestrian crossings located in urban areas are scenes of recurrent accidents, especially at night. A lack of visibility makes pedestrian crossings dangerous.

138 people
were killed at pedestrian crossings in 2017.

Mayors can now set up buffer zones “of two to five metres” between pedestrian crossings and where vehicles must stop. This spaces is marked out by an “effective line”, represented by dotted lines marked on the ground.

In order to limit the number of accidents, especially those that occur at night, pedestrian crossings must be made more easily visible.


The light signals at pedestrian crossings are activated by pushing a button linked to marking in the form of light posts that allow drivers to see the pedestrian crossing better.

They are thus made safer.

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