National standards, Louisiana state policy and the City of Baton Rouge policy do not recognize the "Children at Play" signs for these reasons:
- Warning signs are designed and intended to advise motorists of an unusual or unexpected physical roadway condition ahead.
- Signs such as this give the wrong message to both children and parents, fostering a false sense of security.
- There is no evidence to show that these signs help reduce the number of pedestrian accidents or lower travel speeds.
Federal standards do not support these signs because the signs are suggesting that it is acceptable behavior for children to play in the streets.