Star.pngStar.pngStar grey.pngStar grey.pngStar grey.png

Warning Sign/Children

From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

B9089 Burghead - Children slow down VAS.jpg
A vehicle activated warning of children near a playground
Cameraicon.png View gallery (54)
TSRGD ref : 545
From : 1964
To : present
Common Plates : TSRGD 547.7.jpgTSRGD 546.jpgTSRGD 547.1.jpg

Pre-Worboys sign


Historic school sign, Darsham, Suffolk - Geograph - 432488.jpg

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This was later superseded by a symbol of a girl and a boy walking with satchels.

Other locations

Beware children close.JPG

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

Uplyme- the B3165 - Geograph - 983310.jpg

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.

Irish sign

N54 near Stonebridge - Geograph - 2007571.jpg

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

Warning Sign/Children
Related Pictures
View gallery (54)
Historic school sign, Darsham, Suffolk - Geograph - 432488.jpgOld school sign Bethnal Green - Coppermine - 21955.JPGDucks ! - Coppermine - 19636.jpgTSRGD 547.7.jpg096.JPG
Traffic Signs
TypesInformation (UK TSRGD) • (IRL TSM) • Regulatory (UK TSRGD) • (IRL TSM) • Warning (UK TSRGD) • (IRL TSM)
UKAnderson report • Worboys report • Traffic Sign Design • TSRGD and TSM (Motorway alphabet • Transport alphabet) • Guildford Rules
IrelandTraffic Signs Manual
MiscellaneousList of Street Furniture Manufacturers
Warning Signs
List of Warning Signs in TSRGDAdvance Warning of Wig Wag Signals • Agricultural Vehicles • Bend • Cattle Grid • Cattle / Sheep • Children • Cross Roads • Cycle Route • Double Bend • Dual Carriageway Ends • Edge of Carriageway Marker • Falling Rocks • Flood & Try Your Brakes • Ford • Gate • Horses • Hump Bridge • Ice & Snowdrifts • Level Crossing with Gates or Barriers • Loose Chippings • Low Flying Aircraft • Maximum Headroom • Maximum Speed • Military Vehicles • Opening Bridge • Open Level Crossing • Other Danger • Overhead Electric Cable • Pedestrians • Plates below Signs • Quayside • Queues Likely • Reduce Speed Now • Risk of Grounding • Road Humps • Road Narrows • Roadworks • Roundabout • Sharp  Deviation of Route • Side Road • Side Winds • Slippery Road • Soft Verges • Staggered Junction • Steep Hill • Stop or Give Way Ahead • T Junction • Traffic Merges • Traffic Signals • Trams Crossing • Tunnel Ahead • Two Way Traffic • Uneven Road • Wild Animals (various)
Other Warning SignsAccident Black Spot

SABRE - The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts
Home - Discuss - Digest - Discover - Help