Exercising civic responsibilities is appreciated, but the state wants to make sure those who show up for their candidates or their issues along the highways know the rules.
The State Department of Transportation, in a press release, reminds everyone that posting signs visible from state highways that do not fall within the exempt categories defined in the Hawaiian code is illegal. This includes, but is not limited to, posting political campaign signs on overpasses, fences, sign posts, and poles.
It is also illegal to sign waves on overpasses over freeways or state highways.
To report an illegally placed sign, contact the Kaua’i Highways Maintenance Hotline at 808-241-3000 and follow the voice prompts.
“Campaign supporters are also encouraged to be mindful of safety when signing waves in areas near busy highways,” the press release read. “Be careful when exiting and re-entering traffic and do not park in areas where it is prohibited.”
To learn more about applicable national laws, click here and here.
“HDOT appreciates the kokua of those who exercise their civic responsibilities to keep our highways and communities safe,” the press release read.