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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  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:17 PM
    Opinion8ted, I think it's all about getting attention in any way they can.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2008 at 10:11 AM
    Everyone in TX and OK loves Bush and the GOP? Can I buy some pot from you?
  • by TX Location: Texas on Jan 24, 2008 at 09:14 AM
    Dear Opinion8ed, I agree with you about the roadside memorials. they are distracting, not to mention the roadworkers who have to mow around them during the summer. Im sorry for their loss, but Id think a donation made to a charity would be better. I wouldnt wanna mark the place my loved one died.
  • by Opinion8ed Location: on Texoma on Jan 24, 2008 at 06:02 AM
    What about all those roadside memorials?? Any loss of life is tragic and I am very sorry for the families and friends of those lost in a car accident. I am not trying to be unsympathetic, but they are everywhere... Just wondering...
  • by Republican in Ardmore Location: Ardmore on Jan 23, 2008 at 10:38 PM
    It's OK for the Republican Party to do this cause we have friends downtown that will over look it. Everyone in TX and OK loves George W. Bush and his party. That's why TX and OK go Republican every election!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2008 at 06:56 PM
    I don't see what the point of putting out all the signs is, anyway. I'm not going to vote for somebody just because I saw a big ol' sign on the side of the road with their name on it.
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