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Meaning of School Crossing Sign

School crossing signs are designed to notify drivers that they are approaching an area where a school is located and children may cross the roadway. This sign actually comprises two parts: a school area sign and a diagonal downward pointing arrow plaque. Sometimes only the school area part is posted. Drivers need to use extra caution when encountering this sign and watch out for school children, slow down and follow the guide from a crossing guard.


This sign is often found at places adjacent to schools.


  • Five-sided sign back on fluorescent yellow is used only to warn of schools and school crossings.
  • You must observe a certain speed limit in school areas, so remember to slow down. Watch out for children crossing the street and playing around.
  • Fluorescent yellow signs are new, yellow school crossing signs may also be used.

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