134 French towns and cities to receive “Safer Town” label

  • December 7, 2018

One year after the official launch of its “Ville Prudente” (Safer Towns) label, ETSC’s French member Association Prévention Routière and its partners have unveiled the names of the first 134 municipalities to receive the label.

The label rewards municipalities, regardless of their size, that develop an active road safety policy “in order to improve the safety and quality of life of their inhabitants”.

The organisation has also published the results of a survey on attitudes to road safety in French towns.

Association Prévention Routière asked participants what improvements they would like to see implemented in their city to improve road safety. The preferred solutions included fixing high risk sites, measures to combat dangerous parking and the prohibition or diversion of lorries and transit vehicles away from town centres.  The vast majority favoured the idea of their town or city working towards the “Ville Prudente” label.

The majority of the labelled municipalities have less than 5,000 inhabitants. Medium-sized cities with a population of 5,000 to 30,000 inhabitants represent a third of the labelled cities, while a few large cities such as Toulouse, Strasbourg, Reims, Le Havre and Montreuil will receive their “Safer City” label and entry sign this year. Of the five possible levels of label, nearly 7 out of 10 reached the first level with 1 heart, a quarter 2 hearts, 6% received 3 hearts and 2%, 4 hearts.

Discover the interactive map on the Ville Prudente website