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Children's crossing in Austria

Innsbruck, X.1998;
pict. A. Anselin
Haselgehr, VIII.2005;
pict. B. Hoeyberghs
A splendid specimen with remarkable detail. Normally children at play are boys, not girls. And boys play with balls (e.g. Canada or Chile), not with a dog.

Also notice the long trousers. It is very unusual on roadsigns and certainly in combination with a girl. Find a second example in Oman.

And the hairdress! Should I mention the fact that this is one of the styles most asked for in Monsieur Jean's salon?

  A sponsored sign with the triangular warning shown on a rectangular board. The craquelure could mean that the action was on a tight budget.
More sponsoring in Madagascar, the Philippines.
 
Innsbruck, X.1998; pict. A. Anselin Innsbruck, X.1998; pict. A. Anselin
Both drawings are small variations of a design that comes close to the most common children's sign in Belgium. Look at the beret of the boy. This is special though. We have another beret from France.
 
Stockach, VIII.2005;
pict. B. Hoeyberghs
A roadsign needing a caption to clarify the meaning is not a good roadsign. The stiff creatures are barely recognizable as people. And they are clearly adults. The only danger they could pose to traffic is that the lady gets out of equilibrium.

Other countries (e.g. Costa Rica, Brazil or Alaska) sometimes also show adults but then at least have the decency to supply them with a bookbag.

More about roadsigns with captions in Alaska and the U.S.A. (they could perhaps redirect some of their super power into roadsign improvement).

 

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