Importance of campaign sign placement to keep people safe

Ada County – With the May Primary fast approaching campaign signs are starting to pop up on corners and in front yards. The placement of these signs is very important, and while they are all competing to get a driver’s attention, they should not be obstructing a driver’s view.

The “Vision Triangle”, a measurement taken 40 feet back from the point in the intersection where either the curb lines meet or the edge of pavement meet, must be kept free of these types of signs in order to maintain an unobstructed view for a driver.

Signs may not be affixed to traffic signal poles, traffic signs, or any other part of the public road infrastructure. They are prohibited from being placed in medians, roundabouts, or other landscaped areas between the curb and sidewalk. 

For safety, when it has been determined that a sign is obstructing the “Vision Triangle”, it is removed immediately. Signs that have been removed are brought to the Ada County Highway District headquarters at 3775 Adams Street in Garden City. Owners may contact ACHD and make arrangements to pick them up and may be charged for any costs associated with the removal of the sign.

Campaign signs should be removed within 48 hours after Election Day. 

To report a violation or if you have questions about sign placement, you can contact ACHD online or call (208) 387-6100.

More information about sign placement and the “Vision Triangle” can be found on ACHD’s website.