Road signs

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:

  • school
  • patrol
  • playground

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 (such as 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.