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Dangers of political signs on roadways

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Kyle Collins, DOT District Communications Specialist. (Source: WALB) Kyle Collins, DOT District Communications Specialist. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

We're in the home stretch of the 2016 election season, and the Department of Transportation has a reminder for candidates and their supporters.

You could be fined for posting campaign signs in the state rights of way. 

The Department of Transportation says you can't post signs along interstates or state highways without a permit. 

The signs should also not be placed in the entrances of businesses or driveways where people cannot see to pull in and out. 

Kyle Collins with the Department of Transportation said the signs can be a distraction for drivers. 

"Look and think before you place these campaign signs. And a general rule of thumb, is looking where the utility pole or telephone pole is. If you place it even or behind the telephone pole, you're generally going to be okay, " said Collins

If you have any questions about whether a campaign sign meets the criteria, visit the Georgia Department of Transportation's website. 

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