A few months ago a set of traffic and pedestrian lights appeared on Rue de Savoureulx, the main street through Le Petit-Pressigny.
We have noticed vehicles speeding through the village, and we wondered whether elderly (more elderly than us!) residents needed a bit more time to cross the road. However, we thought that this was a much better option than speed bumps or the chicanes that are often used.
The mode of operation seems to be that the lights are always on RED, so that cars, either coming down the hill from La Celle-Guenand, or rounding the sharp bend near La Promenade, have to slow down in order to stop. As cars slow down to approach the lights change to GREEN, unless someone is crossing the road via the pedestrian lights.