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Children Playing Signs

What are they?

playThese signs are commonly requested by residents who are concerned with speeding in residential areas, and want a warning sign to provide protection for their children playing on or near the street.

What are the issues?

Children live on nearly every residential street and this should be an expectation of all drivers. Experience has shown that attempts to warn motorists of obvious conditions have little benefit. Warning signs are most effective when used sparingly to advise motorists of unusual or unexpected conditions ahead.

Why are they not used by HRM Traffic Services?

National standards do not support the use of these signs because they suggest it's okay for children to play on or near the street. This is not something Traffic Services wants to encourage parents and children to believe in.