Election signs shouldn’t impede visibility

The Indiana Department of Transportation is asking candidates to pay attention where they are placing campaign signs during election season.

State law allows INDOT and cities and counties to remove candidate signs from public highways for motorist safety.

INDOT will remove signs that are reported as potential safety hazards, including those that block visibility for traffic entering or leaving the roadway at intersections or driveways.

Areas that should remain sign-free include intersections, interchanges and rights of way along the roadway. Where the right of way is not clearly marked, boundaries may be estimated as the fence line, the back of the ditch or behind utility poles, INDOT officials said.

For more information, or to reports signs that are in the right-of-way on a public highway, call 877-305-7611.