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Warning Sign/Pedestrians

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TSRGD ref : 544, 554.1, 554.2
From : 1964
To : present
Common Plates : 547.3, 547.4, 547.8

Pre-Worboys sign

Worboys Report sign

Several different symbols were introduced in 1964 to state the nature of the hazard presented by pedestrians.

Zebra crossing

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Diagram 544 depicts a side on view of person crossing a road between two rows of studs, this warns of a zebra crossing ahead. This can be supplemented by a "Humped crossing" plate (diagram 547.8) where the crossing is on a raised speed hump.

Signal controlled pedestrian crossings such as Pelican or Puffin crossings are signed by the traffic signals warning sign (diagram 543).

Pedestrians in road

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Diagram 544.1 depicts a front/back view of an adult walking with a child holding hands, this warns that pedestrians may be walking in the road ahead, such as where there is no footway at the side of the road.

This can be supplemented by a plate stating "No footway for ... yds/miles" (diagram 547.3) to indicate the distance over which there is no footway and pedestrians may be walking in the carriageway.

Frail or disabled pedestrians

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Diagram 544.2 depicts a side view of an elderly woman and man walking, bent forward and with a walking stick, this warns of frail or disabled pedestrians being likely to cross the road ahead.

This can be supplement by a plate stating "Disabled people" or "Blind people" (diagram 547.4) to give the nature of the pedestrians disability. Prior to TSRGD 2002 "Elderly people" was also a permitted version of this plate.

Pedestrians crossing

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Pedestrians crossing at other locations where there is no traffic control, such as where a footpath crosses a rural road, are warned of using the Other danger sign (diagram 562) with a plate giving the nature of the hazard (diagram 563). Permitted options for the plate regarding pedestrians are "Pedestrians crossing", "Walkers in road" or "Runners in road".

Diagrams 554 (zebra crossing) or 554.1 (pedestrians in road) are often incorrectly used at locations where the other danger sign should be used to warn of a pedestrian hazard.

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