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Warning Sign/Cattle Grid

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Pre-Worboys sign


Some Pre-Worboys warning signs lacked a symbol on the rectangular plate fixed below the red warning triangle, relying instead on words alone to get their message across. One such was the sign displaying the standard wording 'CATTLE GRID'.

Worboys Report sign

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The great majority of the new warning signs introduced following the Worboys Report incorporated an unworded pictorial symbol within the red triangle for quick and easy recognition. However, the report suggested no symbol to convey the meaning 'cattle grid', possibly because it is not the easiest road feature to depict! Instead, the words 'Cattle grid' were printed in two lines within the white space of the red triangle. The signs are frequently paired with a plate below giving the distance to the grid. The image to the left shows a sign where the text has been printed in non-standard block capitals.

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In some parts of Wales, however, a symbolic version has recently been introduced. This features, within the triangle, three horizontal bars thinning from bottom to top and surmounted by the word 'Grid', which is the same in Welsh and English.

Irish sign

The Irish sign, like that in most of the UK, lacks a pictorial symbol. Instead, the official sign consists of an other hazard warning sign accompanied with a supplementary plate containing the text Greille Ealaigh/CATTLE GRID. Unofficially, a warning sign containing the words CAUTION CATTLE GRID, on three lines, is used.

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