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.