New French Highway Code, which will enter into force on 1 January 2011, and gives much greater freedom for pedestrians; they will have priority when crossing any street, even if not on a zebra crossing. A simple lift of the hand, pedestrians will be willing to move, and cars will be forced to stop at the signal. Those who do not respect this law are liable to a fine of 135 euro and will be further penalized by four points.
The regulations are excluded where pedestrians are in or near major intersections of pedestrian crossings traffic lights, they are forced to wait for green to be able to cross the street.
The idea that the French Highway Code goes is the fact that, on the one hand, the cars will move much more carefully and with a much lower speed. On the other hand, according to French authorities, the “most vulnerable must be defended” prevails in the traffic so that pedestrians will be the ones who will dictate the traffic in the cities of Hexagon.
In addition to the pedestrian law, the new French Highway Code implements serious fines for those who change their scooter engines. Another change is the ability of cyclists to swerve to the right at any intersection, even if the traffic light shows red. Of course, cyclists will still be forced to give priority to pedestrians or cars that have “green” in this situation.