It’s political season once again, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation reminds residents, businesses, political candidates, and realtors that placing signs along the roadways, on traffic poles or fences along state and federal highways is prohibited.
Wyoming statute states that outdoor advertising must meet certain conditions for placement. Placing signs or objects within highway rights-of-way is prohibited, including on right-of-way fencing or on trees, traffic signs or traffic signal poles within the right-of-way. Signs in the rights of way and on traffic poles create a distraction to drivers, thus increasing the likelihood of an accident. Fines and even jail time can be inflicted on those who don’t comply with the law.