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Campaign signs not allowed on South Dakota highway rights of way

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The South Dakota Department of Transportation is reminding people that campaign signs cannot be placed on the state highway rights of way.

Bill Nevin, DOT Office of Legal Counsel, said as the general election approaches more campaign signs will be popping up. The department is reminding campaigns that their signs do not have precedence over state jurisdiction and supervision of state highway rights of way.

"We're asking everyone to pay attention to where they put the signs and make sure they are outside of the rights of way and in locations that will not create safety hazards or distract motorists," Nevin said in a press release.

The use of the right of way is reserved for official highway signage. All signs in the right of way that are not authorized by law and used for traffic are prohibited and will be removed.

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