WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon February 24, 2014
Transportation Cabinet Warns About Yard Sign Placement
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is urging people to watch where they place yard signs – be they political in nature, or otherwise. The signs can only be placed on private property and not public right-of-ways.
District 4 spokesman Chris Jessie says they’re issuing the reminder as we head toward spring – a time when many residents hold yard sales or put out a sign supporting a political candidate involved in a primary.
“Sometimes I don’t think people really give thought to the fact that when they put an illegal sign out there, it can create a road hazard by blocking sight distance or maybe distracting drivers, and particularly at intersections,” said Jessie.
He says transportation cabinet crews have the authority to remove any sign placed in a public right-of-way. Confiscated signs will be held at the nearest county transportation center for 30 days.