Slow Kids Equal Speed Bumps?

Be careful in this neighborhood. There may be unexpected speed bumps.


I've always wondered about the "Slow Children" signs.
     Posted By: gdanea - Tue Sep 11, 2012
     Category: Children

Back in my day, if you got yourself stampeded by the incoming herd it wasn't the trail boss' fault!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/12/12 at 01:24 AM
Where I live we have speed bumps and kids, neither of which slow the drivers down one bit.
Posted by Baughbe on 09/12/12 at 07:30 AM
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/12/12 at 08:04 AM
I always thought the "Slow Children" signs were veiled insults.
Posted by KDP on 09/12/12 at 09:45 AM
No, no, no, KDP. The PC Rangers would have poo-pooed that in a heart beat.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/12/12 at 09:48 AM
In my neck of the gentrified, suburban woods there aren't enough children playing in the street whose lives are worth enough to offset the cost of signs or speed bumps. They either stay inside and become obese or are shuttled from one college-prep activity to another by their minivan matrons. The front third of every property is primarily used for maintaining property value, parking, and the occasional dog turd.
Posted by Overly Squeamish on 09/12/12 at 10:15 AM
The one that always used to amuse me was in the entrance to some park or other near where I grew up: "Caution/5mph/dogs about". Even my 14yo creaky old Australian Shepherd can easily go faster than that.

There is a crosswalk sign near my house that bears the legend "Handicap". I'm not sure whether to take it as a bad grammar version of a caution to be careful of the infirm, or as a correct imperative to make them so.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 09/12/12 at 11:05 AM
What's white, black, red and oozes through the tread on your tires?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/12/12 at 12:45 PM
How many points are speed bump kids worth ? .. I know most of the others 🐛
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/12/12 at 02:00 PM
On a local Amish farm with a long, dirt driveway, there's a sign that reads 'Caution, blind child playing'. Now, that one's worth some SERIOUS points! :coolgrin:
Posted by done on 09/12/12 at 09:52 PM
BD...Have you upgraded to the hexidecimal point system. You may score 1000 for a fast kid. At best you will get 0010 for a speed bump kid?
Posted by BMN on 09/13/12 at 04:12 AM
BMN, My favorite hexadecimal number is the decimal number 184594917 (convert to hex).

(I think you meant binary in your comment but I got the humor)
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/13/12 at 02:13 PM
BD- I was going to use F0CF as a hex code for a politician of ill repute with F0B (bankers) added for triple points.
Posted by BMN on 09/13/12 at 04:05 PM
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