When can "Children At Play" signs be used?
Excessive and improper use of this sign in prior years had rendered it ineffective in residential areas where it was typically used. The New York state recommended warrants have been modified so that now it can only be used in predominantly nonresidential areas. It is used where activities such as children playing in the vicinity roadways is unexpected.

It should also be clear that children should never be encouraged to play in any street, even on low volume streets such as dead ends. They often become complacent about the real danger that exists and are at risk when walking near, or crossing, busier streets. And yes, we have had numerous child / vehicle accidents on dead-end streets in White Plains in recent years.

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1. What are those bird sounds I hear downtown?
2. Why can't we have more stop signs to control speeds on our streets?
3. What is that bright white flashing light that comes on during the red signal at Mamaroneck Avenue and Old Mamaroneck Road?
4. How do buttons for pedestrian work?
5. When can "Children At Play" signs be used?
6. Why do some traffic signals seem to take so long to change?
7. What is the purpose of rubber posts in the road?
8. What is the speed limit on streets without signs?
9. How many vehicles travel in and out of White Plains each day?
10. Why are there so many "No Turn On Red" signs in White Plains?