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(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, a traffic control device or railroad sign or signal, or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic, or which hides from view, or interfered with the effectiveness of, any 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.
(B) This section does not prohibit the erection, upon private property adjacent to highways, of signs giving useful directional information of a type that cannot be mistaken for traffic control devices.
(Ord. 420, passed 3-4-1981) Penalty, see § 154.999