|The modern Ford sign|
|Variants :||Flood, Gate|
|Common Plates :||Deep Water • (in) x yds • Unsuitable for Motor Vehicles|
Pre Worboys signs often relied on wordy plates located below the red warning triangle to get their message across. In this case it is likely that the standard wording was 'Deep Ford'. Survivors are rare, this  example is in Lancashire.
Worboys Report Sign
Following the Worboys Report, most warning signs received symbols within the red triangle for quick and easy recognition. However, no symbol for 'Ford' was ever created, possibly because it is a difficult thing to depict! Instead, the word Ford was printed along the base of the white space inside the red triangle. The signs can be located as an advance warning, with a plate below giving the distance to the ford, or shortly before the ford giving the length of the ford, warnings to check the depth or a blue plate saying 'Unsuitable for motor vehicles'.
The Irish do not appear to have a specific warning sign for fords, although they do have some fords in places.