‘Children crossing’ warning signs
The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 only permits the use of the ‘children crossing’ triangular warning sign if it is accompanied with a subplate stating:
'Children crossing' sign locations
We can only consider requests for this type of warning sign at locations in the vicinity of schools, playgrounds/play parks or on the approach to formal crossing patrol sites.
Regardless of the frequency with which children might cross the road, other locations will not qualify for such signs.
Other hazard warning signs
Other locations might justify the use of a different warning sign to alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians in the road (e.g. where there is no footway) or another hazard.
Request a 'Children crossing' sign
If you would like to discuss the possibility of installing ‘children crossing’ warning signs in the vicinity of a school, playground or crossing patrol, contact the Road Safety team stating the location you would like signage for.