Did you recently put up some signs? Are they legal? You might think that your signs are perfectly legal, but did you know that there are some fairly ambiguous regulations and rules when it comes to the use of signs?
Before you think of placing an order for a customized sign, it is advisable that you check first with the governing bodies in your area, including the state, county, and city. Of course, you wouldn’t want to send your hard earned money on something that you will just take down before it even gives you a return on your investment. After all, the best signs definitely deserve to be put up for a long time.
Listed below are some of the ridiculous sign laws from around the world. Whether or not these signs are really enforced is a completely different story but individuals and businesses in these places might want to think twice before they design a specific sign.
No Signs at Swimming Pools
Posting signs at swimming pools is technically illegal in Akron, Ohio, and no one knows what brought about such a law. However, making it illegal to put up pool warnings, rules, and if there is a lifeguard on duty is far from being a safe move. Hopefully, this law doesn’t apply to painted on signs, like pool depth indicators.
English Only Please
In Georgia, signs should be written in English. But with most of the communities thriving with non-English speakers advertising their goods, services, and businesses in a language which suits their target demographic, this law is probably not strictly enforced.
No Signs on Public Christmas Trees
Putting a sign on Christmas trees in public is considered illegal in Louisiana. You might have to wait until you get home before placing the happy holidays sign on your tree. And if this is not enough, cutting or trimming trees in public is also illegal. Good thing that if you want to cut the tree yourself, most Christmas tree farms are private and not public businesses, so you can cut to your heart’s delight.
For Sale Signs Not Allowed
It is illegal in Canada to put up a for sale sign in moving vehicles. But, there is no law that governs the placement of for sale sign on parked vehicles. It could make it more difficult to sell your SUV, truck, or car, but Canadian lawmakers probably think that having a sign on a moving vehicle can be distracting for other drivers. It might also be good if they give a second thought to highway signs and billboards as well.
Signs of all shapes, sizes, and colors can really be very serious for people, particularly for the lawmakers. It makes perfect sense considering how these are a bold way of making a statement and spelling out anything from something as simple as the price of your goods to your personal political affiliation. But, as far as illegality of signs is concerned, you might want to always stick on the side of caution.
Posted by Randy Blakeslee
Quantum Sign Corp
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