Children's Crossing Signs found in Uganda
Jinja, 06.ix.2011; pict. M. Tailly
Kibale, 27.viii.2011; pict. M. Tailly
Kampala, 22.VIII.2011; pict. M. Tailly
Hoima, 26.viii.2011; pict. M. Tailly
The roadsign from Jinja is most interesting because it shows
feature: the warning triangle of age. Almost none survived
in the wild, but we have seen a single specimen also in Trinidad & Tobago
The drawing is just like in all countries having met the United Kingdom somewhere during their history.
It shows the girl dragging her younger brother into the traffic.
Good point is that several variations are still around.
- Kibale: the modern ugly design with roughly cut shapes and a loose head, which is also found in South Africa
- Kampala: Offspring with a more compact build and the head retracted. Probably very wise in these parts of the world.
- Hoima: the original drawing from Great Britain with children having a neck.
- Kibale: a South African drawing which is mirrored and painted on a square canvas.
Fort Portal, 26.viii.2011; pict. M. Tailly
Interesting to note that there is even some variation preserved in
the modern warning signs for a parent with child walking on the road.
Notice the neck, the feet, the hips, …
Busiriba, 03.vii.2021; pict. H. Van Herck
Kibale, 22.i.2017; pict. O. Dochy
Kampala, 28.i.2017; pict. O. Dochy