"From MD: Co's must remove signs lining major roads under new law"
Companies must remove signs lining major roads under new Md. law
By: Ben Giles Examiner Staff Writer
Maryland advertisers have three months to remove their illegally placed advertisements from state roads and highways before facing new fines from the Maryland State Highway Administration.
The new law, which took effect Saturday, gives companies a three-month grace period to remove all commercial signs from the medians and right-of-way areas along state roads before the state does it for them, for a fine of $25 per sign.
The law targets illegal real estate ads, as well as all-too-common fliers for weight loss clinics, towing services or singles websites that litter the intersections and telephone polls by state roads, such as Route 1 and Rockville Pike.
#1. "RE: From MD: Co's must remove signs lining major roads under new law" In response to Reply # 0
The strange thing is that the article says that campaign signs are not subject to the law, which is false. They are just as illegal as any others. What was slipped into the bill, I suppose to get it passed, is that the fines and removal provisions only pertain to commercial signs. Of course, that won't stop the dedicated shark.
Already, Harford County has begun a volunteer effort to remove signs and I believe that Baltimore County will soon enact legislation to strengthen a citizens right to remove signs (roadside litter).