With Political season in full swing MO DOT is asking you be mindful of where you put your sign for safety reasons. MO DOT is asking the public for their help in keeping the state-owned right of way clear of objects including political signs. According to a press release the placement of yard signs on right of way can sometimes create a safety concern for motorists by blocking the visibility needed to safely proceed through an area as well as enter or exit driveways and streets. In other situations, the placement of a sign can become an obstacle for a driver to avoid in the event they must exit the roadway in an emergency. They can also make it difficult to mow or maintain the right of way. When possible, MoDOT tries to identify a sign owner and contact them before removing a sign. When a sign is removed, it is held for 30 days and can be retrieved from the local MoDOT maintenance facility in the district where it was found.