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ODOT: Campaign signs on highways costing taxpayers money

ODOT: Campaign signs on highways costing taxpayers money
POSTED 10:59 AM, JUNE 15, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation say putting campaign signs on highways cost taxpayers money.

ODOT officials say one of the big expenses for political candidates in Oklahoma is one that unfortunately also costs taxpayers money. The illegal placement of campaign materials along state highways is considered littering by state law.

While spots along highways, interstates or even along bridges and overpasses may seem like an ideal place to advertise for a candidate or cause, state law prohibits any materials being placed in highway rights-of-way because they are a safety hazard for motorists and highway workers... FULL ARTICLE

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