- Street signs are meant to stay where they are installed.street signs image by Valery Shanin from Fotolia.com
Signs which are put up on streets are meant to direct drivers on the road or advertise different things or hazards. People have been known to steal these signs as they can become unique types of decor to put on the walls of rooms. However, there are some negative and dangerous effects which are caused by people doing this.
- Street signs, like stop signs, one way signs and yield signs, are installed on streets in order to direct drivers on the road. So, when these signs are removed, drivers may do things that could endanger themselves or other drivers on the road.
- Replacing stolen street signs is quite costly to cities and towns. The money used to replace these signs can take away from more necessary uses of funds.
Breaking the Law
- A missing sign may cause a driver to get lost or break the law. A stolen sign may cause a driver to drive the wrong way down a one-way road, enter private property, park illegally or exceed the speed limit.