Campaign sign placement on local roadways

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

Department of Transportation officials in Oklahoma and Texas are making sure campaign signs are placed in the right spot.

Under Texas and Oklahoma State Law, it is a Class "C" misdemeanor to place any sign on a state highway right of way.

TX-DOT officials say the laws are there to reduce the amount of signs along the road and to keep drivers safe, as some signs block major intersections.

If a sign is found to be in violation, TX-DOT has the authority to remove it immediately but officials add they will try to work with a campaign to move it.

"We try to make the initial phone call first but we don’t give them too much lag time because the longer they're there, the more exposure they get." TXDOT area engineer Kevin Harris says.

The penalty for violating the law in Texas is a fine of up to $500.

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