(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 hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official traffic-control device or any railroad sign or signal; and no person shall place or maintain nor shall any public authority permit upon any highway, any traffic sign or signal bearing thereon any commercial advertising. This shall not be deemed to prohibit the erection upon private property adjacent to highways of signs giving useful directional information and of a type that cannot be mistaken for official signs.
   (b)   Every such prohibited sign, signal or marking is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, an the Chief of Police is hereby empowered to remove the same or cause it to be removed without notice.
(Ord. 894, passed 1-5-1950)
Statutory reference:
   State law prohibiting erection of unauthorized devices, see MCLA 257.615