Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
Contact: Public Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson
Phone: (619) 688-6670
No Campaign Signs on State Highways
SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reminds candidates that campaign signs posted along state highways is illegal and can endanger motorists and campaign workers. On-ramps, off-ramps, and overcrossings are also off-limits.
The signs not only visually distract motorists, but can obstruct the view of what’s ahead. It is un-safe for campaign workers to be close to traffic.
Removal of campaign signs is done by highway workers who must expose themselves to speeding vehicles. What’s more, campaign sign removal delays highway workers from other critical duties such as highway repair.
Caltrans will store the removed campaign signs for two weeks at a local maintenance yard. Unclaimed signs will be thrown out at the end of the two-week period.Motorists are reminded to slow down and safely move over a lane when Caltrans or other emergency vehicles are displaying flashing amber lights. It’s the law!
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