Signs that are tacked to utility poles are very dangerous. Many people don’t realize that putting signs on poles endangers line workers who have to climb those poles to make repairs. Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs on the poles — as well as the signs themselves — can cause very serious damage. Line workers risk injury to themselves and damage to their equipment and protective clothing. If you’re planning a tag sale or some other activity in your neighborhood, please do not post or hang signs to advertise it on utility poles.
Many people don’t realize that posting signs on utility poles is illegal in Connecticut (Section 23-65a. of the General Statutes) and carries a $50 fine.