|A vehicle activated warning of children near a playground|
|TSRGD ref :||545|
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There were two versions of Pre-Worboys warning signs for schools, both contained a diagram and the word "school". The symbol on the original version represented the "torch of learning" and was symbol of a torch with a flame burning.
This was later superseded by a symbol of a girl and a boy walking with satchels.
Hazards presented by children in other locations were warned of by worded signs, examples of which include "BEWARE CHILDREN" and "CAUTION CHILDREN AT PLAY".
Worboys Report sign
The Worboys Report saw the introduction of a single warning triangle to warn of all hazards of children. This sign (diagram 545), similar to it's predecessor, features a symbol of two children, a boy and a girl, running while holding hands.
The nature of the hazard is usually detailed on supplementary plate below this sign:-
Diagram 546 contains the word School and warns of a school.
Diagram 547.1 contains the word Patrol and warns of a school crossing patrol. This sign is frequently accompanied by flashing amber lights which are activated to warn when the school crossing patrol is present.
Diagram 547.2 contains the word Playground to warn of a playground.
Diagram 547.7 contains either the text Disabled children, Blind children or Deaf children to warn of children with disabilities.
The sign used in Ireland again uses a symbol representing two children, although it is more similar to the Pre-Worboys version than the simplified Worboys sign.
The symbol is often supplemented by text such as "CAUTION SCHOOL AHEAD".
Gallery of examples