(A)   No person shall place, maintain, or display upon or in view of any highway any unauthorized sign, signal, marking, or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal, or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic, or which projects any flashing or revolving beams of light, or which hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official traffic-control device or any railroad sign or signal.
   (B)   No person shall place or maintain nor shall any public authority permit upon any highway any traffic sign, signal, or device bearing thereon any commercial advertising.
   (C)   This section shall not prohibit the erection upon private property adjacent to highways of signs giving useful directional information which are of a type that cannot be mistaken for official signs.
   (D)   Every prohibited sign, signal, marking or device may be removed without notice.
(47 O.S. § 11-206)  (`83 Code, § 15-609)  (Ord. 98-49, passed 12-21-98)  Penalty, see § 70.99