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Indianapolis: No signs for blind child, thanks to federal guidelines

Posted at 1:27 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 13:27:18-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- After a mother asked for "Blind Child in Neighborhood" signs in her area, the City of Indianapolis responded, saying federal guidelines would prohibit the new signage. 

Pauline Valvo is worried about her 10-year-old daughter, who was born blind. Valvo is concerned that an influx of traffic from the Red Line construction could put her daughter at risk.

She wanted to get a sign in the area, warning drivers that a blind child is nearby, in hopes they wouldn't speed through the area. She discussed her concerns in an RTV6 story on Oct. 3. 

Each time she called, she was told to fill out another request with the Mayor's Action Center.

But the Department of Public Works said it's not going to happen. A spokesperson with DPW said the organization follows the federal guidelines, which advises as few warning signs as possible. Too many signs could lead drivers to ignore all signs, the spokesperson said. 

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