2021 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 7 - Rules of the Road
Article 24 - Traffic Signs, Signals and Markings
1114 - Display of Unauthorized Signs, Signals, or Markings.

Universal Citation: NY Veh & Traf L § 1114 (2021)
§ 1114. Display  of  unauthorized  signs, signals, or markings. (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  or is likely to be construed as an
official traffic-control device or railroad sign  or  signal,  or  which
attempts  to  direct or regulate 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.

(b) 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.

(c) Every such prohibited sign, signal, or marking is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and any police officer or public authority is hereby empowered to remove the same or cause it to be removed without notice.

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