SIGN VANDALISM: PRANKSTERS ARE PLAYING A DEADLY JOKE ON MOTORISTS

Vandalism of traffic signs on the nation's highways is on the increase. Recent Federal Highway Administration estimates of the total annual direct costs to the states, counties, and cities show an overall cost of fifty million dollars. Estimated indirect costs for injuries and tort liability claims are in the same range. Results of recent surveys to determine the extent and severity of the sign vandalism problem, as well as costs to taxpayers, are discussed and possible countermeasures and techniques to deter vandalism are given. The countermeasures include physical means of preventing vandalism, (vandal-resistant materials and hardware), legal means (anti-sign-vandalism laws), educational programs, and public information campaigns.

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    National Safety Council

    444 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Chadda, H S
    • Carter, Everett C
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

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  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 6-9
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 941
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM