MADISON (WKOW) -- State transportation officials are reminding those who are placing campaign signs along public roads to keep them off the right of way.
The state Department of Transportation says any improperly placed signs that create potential safety hazards will be removed.
The law doesn't just apply to campaign signs. Anything along the road, even a handmade sign advertising a garage sale, can't be in the right of way.
Officials say this is not a political issue, rather a matter of public safety.
The sign prohibition covers all numbered state, federal and interstate highways, along with county highways, town roads, municipal streets, alleys, bike and pedestrian paths.
Violators of the law could have to pay a $500 fine.
For more information about the proper placement of signs along highways, click here.
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