This article discusses the growing problem of traffic sign vandalism and what can be done about it. There are three forms of vandalism: (1) destruction or physical damage; (2) defacement or mutilation; and (3) theft. Possible countermeasures and techniques to deter vandalism fall into four categories: (1) physical countermeasures; (2) legal countermeasures; (3) educational programs; and (4) public information campaigns. A balanced approach involving the best elements of all of these countermeasures is recommended for an effective and successful program to combat this growing problem.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Chadda, H S
    • Carter, Everett C
  • Publication Date: 1983-8

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  • Accession Number: 00385795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 029
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM