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DOTs warn candidates against blocking highway rights-of-way

GasBuddy Blog -- It seems like many of the DOTs across the country all had the same idea at the same time -- they're seeing political placards for local and national candidates for political offices popping up with great frequency and want to make sure that they don't impede traffic safety.

New York, Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Georgia, to name a few, are just some of the states whose Departments of Transportation have either received complaints or fielded inquiries from residents or businesses asking for signs to be removed that may be obstructions to motorists.

And the politicians may not be the worst of the bunch this time... Wyoming's DOT says that while many signs are posted by political supporters, they're also seeing many from...


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Submitted Jul 30, 2012 By: PD
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 4:53:21 AM

bston: around here, some of those signs get big and CAN obstruct the view, esp. in areas where you have higher speeds (i.e. 55 mph) and the signs are plastered almost right up to the road's edge.
bston
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 7:34:15 PM

While the signs may be eyesores, I don't think they're obstructions to motorists. Busy bodies.
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 6:52:42 PM

Good, get rid of them.
crazycow2332
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 6:35:33 PM

ok
WBBNC
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 5:50:06 PM

Old (literally) news
gas4433
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 4:45:00 PM

Ok
IrishCowboy
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 3:02:42 PM

Seems like I heard this once before....a long time ago.
hank1326
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 2:51:55 PM

Fine them severely.
Gas_Buzzer
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 2:29:23 PM

"Dictators of Transportation"
k2kipp
Champion Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 2:06:06 PM

Rather have the signs than the blasted phone calls.
smgrb2012
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:59:49 PM

Definetly need to give them fines, but I am sure this will not happen.
jd2009
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:58:46 PM

Ok
police22
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:56:56 PM

Okay
naleta
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:55:43 PM

Hit 'em in the wallet!
Hobby001
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:55:02 PM

Keep the signs out of the right-of-ways
huddlej78
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:54:42 PM

what does this have to do with gas???
crashintuc34
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:53:36 PM

Keep the roadways clear.
pulpwood
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:47:38 PM

throw the book at them
thirty8paces
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:46:52 PM

Can't stand all of those placards.
tarheelcoastie
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:43:09 PM

Yep!
gas_nipper
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:32:05 PM

too many signs, too little action
mindrisa
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:28:46 PM

ok
wulf2000
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:28:38 PM

Bandit signs all over the nation's highways.
marsbars
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:28:34 PM

They should already be aware of that.
Bill100
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:28:22 PM

Day 2
eddyp94
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:27:33 PM

But will this lower fuel prices...
drobbbb
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:26:42 PM

ok
smoketown
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:22:29 PM

Only if it's blocking view , I would agree.........
toneOH
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:22:14 PM

old news
CAD69
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:21:39 PM

Whatever
1Casey
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:17:42 PM

don't warn anymore- give them a ticket
packards42
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:17:08 PM

DOT should be putting pressure on candidates, that not right, candiadates are independent.
WTLITNG
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:16:58 PM

How about this for a slogan, "Down with signs."
TRAIN RIDER
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:16:43 PM

Some people only care about getting attention to their products.
aukxsona
Sophomore Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:13:59 PM

It's stupid to place signs like this. WTH are politicians thinking.
themaninthehat
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:13:12 PM

another multi-day post
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:11:58 PM

I concur.
RichFWA
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:08:23 PM

These politicians have people put up signs all over the place and a month after the election there are still signs up all over the place. They should be held responsible to get ALL the signs down within a week of the election.
dynamouse
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:07:05 PM

ok
jethro5000
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:03:26 PM

I don like all the political signs
ChuckGVT
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:03:11 PM

Bill boards should be illegal everywhere, like they are in Vermont.
gass12
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:01:23 PM

Unless they are on Bill Boards they should be illegal.
Mowerman08
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:57:28 PM

Yesterdays news(?) today.
Grismer
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:54:49 PM

Just enforce the safety regulations!
kelly1016
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:54:04 PM

old news
arnerator
Champion Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:53:48 PM

They are a real pain.... even more when they don't take them down afterward.
marlita
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:52:29 PM

old news
Wolfwings
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:51:08 PM

Charge the CANDIDATE $100 per violation, and I bet it will stop really quick.
bullfrog69
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:49:09 PM

Yesterdays news , get with the program!
sdslim
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:48:35 PM

Always a problem when elections come up.
jlisk1970_us
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:44:44 PM

Maybe they ought to use the proper channels to place signs.
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