|The Caution Children sign from Kilkee is special
because it features a different approach compared
with most panels.
Signs usually warn for objects
or people (children, men) on the road.
They show the possible victims.
This Irish sign shows the dangerous situation:
the possible victim and the target of the message.
Compare this with the Children at play picture
alligning with common practice and showing
only the possible victim.
Compare also with the similar Chilean sign.
Note: Our scientific adviser warns us not to drop
the following hypothesis without further research.
Assume the Kilkee sign is in concordance with
common practice. The danger consists of children
and cars with drivers jamming
on the brakes.
Theory says that persons on the sign cannot be
the recipients of the message. The pictorial story
must warn people seeing it of imminent danger.
Could it be persons unable to stand the view of
children and cars on the same road? They now
have the option to look away or to avoid the
Finding the Elderly people sign in Ireland would
add strong support to this reasoning. It would act as the reverse sign
warning children and drivers of people likely upset by former's speed.