City's rangers in blitz on roadside advertising signs
BY FRANCES STEWART 20 Mar, 2011 01:00 AM
CITY rangers have removed almost 200 advertising signs illegally placed at dangerous roadside locations in the ACT this year.
Since January 1, 187 illegal signs ranging from small cardboard notices attached to street light poles to trailers bearing large billboard-style advertising displays have been impounded by the Department of Territory and Municipal Services in a bid to keep Canberra's roads safe.
Under ACT laws, signs cannot be placed at locations such as roundabouts, median strips, residential nature strips or within 20m of traffic lights because they could obscure oncoming vehicles or distract drivers at intersections, a TAMS spokesman said.