- Associated Press - Sunday, April 13, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - State transportation officials say they expect the number of political signs to increase as elections near, and they are reminding Georgians that it’s illegal to place the signs in the right of way of the state highway system.

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say workers typically have to pick up several hundred signs during election seasons.

Officials say signs in the right of way that advertise yard sales, real estate or political candidates are examples of signs that are prohibited.

Southwest District Maintenance Engineer Stacy Aultman said the signs can create safety hazards because they can distract drivers and interfere with their line of sight.

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