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Children's crossing signs in Armenia
|Yerevan, VII.1998; pict. M. Tailly|
|Every trace of individuality has been whipped out.
No face, no hair, no bookbag, no clothes, no sex.
I don't like the modern button-heads.
In fact modern boards aren't any good for improving safety on the road. Icons work because they evocate the real well-known thing. If not, the sign is worthless. Chances are that a driver passing this warning sign will not see the link with children and the need to slow down, but instead will hurry-up because remembering to get some extra wood and matches for the hearth-fire.
I wonder why authorities world-wide choose to go with the floating-parts-icon type of roadsigns. It clearly isn't the right approach to standardise or automate manufacture. The industry's sales managers must be highly eloquent to talk them in without any proof.