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How do I request a Children at Play sign installation?

Category: Traffic Signs
A common request the City of Thornton receives is the posting of generalized warning signs such as "SLOW, CHILDREN AT PLAY" or signs with other similar messages.  Although some other cities post such signs widely in residential areas, no evidence has been presented to document their success in reducing traffic speeds, or in reducing pedestrian accidents.  If signs lead parents and children to believe they have an added degree of protection, which the signs do not and cannot provide, a great disservice results.  Because of these serious considerations, Federal standards do not recognize use of "Children at Play" signs.
Updated 4/9/2018 11:36 AM
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