One of the realities of political campaigns in our times is campaign signs. They're everywhere; on poles and in yards; you simply can't miss them.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has 8,000 miles of roadways, in our area.
Besides mowing and performing maintenance on these roads, VDOT says they must also make sure drivers are safe and not distracted by signs.
Whether it's a campaign sign, real estate signs, or just a sign advertising your yard sale, VDOT says it is illegal to put anything on state maintained right of ways without a permit.
This rule even applies to posting signs on signal posts.
If you break the rule and get caught you could face a $100 fine.
VDOT says these signs can not only cause driver distractions but can also limit a driver’s vision.
When posting any type of sign, VDOT says a good rule of thumb is post behind the ditch line, which is normally about 50 feet away from the center line of a secondary road.