HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Department of Transportation reminded residents of the importance of where they place political signs Friday.
According to MDOT, signs are not permitted within areas used for clear vision at intersections so they will not interfere with the driver's ability to see other vehicles. Keeping the right-of-way clear prevents safety hazards along the state roadways. Illegally placed political signs also contribute to the state's $3.2 million litter problem.
MDOT also said it is illegal to place signs within the right-of-way on state highways. Signs with wooden posts pose potential hazards which may cause harm to roadside workers, damage to roadside equipment and become projectiles if hit by mowers.