STEEL FIGURE OF BOY GUARDS SCHOOL ZONE (May, 1933)

STEEL FIGURE OF BOY GUARDS SCHOOL ZONE
Motorists passing through the school zones of Canton, O., are reminded to watch out for the safety of children by arresting signs placed in the center of the highways. Each of the unusual signals represents the figure of a schoolboy with upraised hand, and is conspicuously painted in black and orange. One of these sheet-steel signs on its iron base is placed a block and a half away on each side of the school, where it provides an effective warning to careless drivers.

4 comments
  1. Adrian says: October 15, 20072:33 pm

    I’ve seen these cut-outs of children in Switzerland. Those are rather more ‘arresting’ though, they are made to look as if the child is running into the road.

  2. Chainsaw Fencing Champ says: October 15, 20076:58 pm

    Here in the States they decided to retire them when they noticed all the bullet holes.

    I’m probably just kidding.

  3. jayessell says: October 16, 20079:20 am

    “Danger”?

    What?
    The little punks are going to carjack unwary drivers?

  4. KHarn says: March 2, 20086:05 pm

    I remember signs like this in the sixties. They featured a cop with his hand raised and the Coca Cola company copied it with a bottle of Coke in his hand.

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