|An excellent find. Admire the detail
in the drawing. The boy wears shorts and has his
books under the arm. Notice the short sleeves of the mother's dress,
and the umbrella of the girl. Why can't all road signs be made so lovely?
It's also one of the very few signs featuring
more than two persons. Find some others in France
(with three children) and in the U.S.A. (couple with child).
||This sign generates confusion in more than one way.
It's placed at the right side of the road, exactly were it should in a
right hand driving environment.
The picture however shows us people going away from the road. It's therefore
a drawing designed for left-hand driving. I presume it's a left-over from the
time that Belize still was British Honduras.
The caption Go Slow together with the picture
of pedestrians wrongly suggests that the walking should be slow, not
the driving. It's only when (if) you start thinking that you'll notice that the orientation
of the panel indicates that the text is directed at the drivers.
But road signs must be unequivocal without thinking. Read more about
this in Bulgaria and Armenia.
||Retired Americans seem to bring
their familiar road signs with them.
Crippled design always wins. Not that the indigenous design
is perfect, but the heads are at least heads and connected with the body.
A peculiarity of children's signs
(they look like adults, but they carry a bookbag and therefore
are no pedestrians in our jargon) in several new world countries
is the weak application of transparency. The lines don't show between
the legs. (E.g. Guatemala, Hawaii,
U.S.A.; countries understanding
transparency on road signs are Indonesia and