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Children's Crossing Signs in Ireland
|Kilkee, IX.1999; pict. A. Anselin||Kilkee, IX.1999, pict. E. Martens|
Note from our scientific adviser:
Other possible explanations exist. The design could have come from the new world. Cut from its roots evolution halted in Ireland while the original design in the new world continued to evolve. A new world find of the primitive design would support this theory.
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.
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 place alltogether.
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.