Re: My2Cents" to call taggers criminal is the pot calling the kettle
black."If you don't understand that this is criminal, you
aren't using the common sense you should have. I'm sure the taggers
think the same way you do - with no regard to public property, driver safety, or
tax-payer expense. I think a reward for information should be
offered and when caught, the taggers can pay the full cost.
The taggers want the paper to publish the photos.
Lawmakers need to pass harsh penalties with mandatory jail time for those caught
tagging road signs. UDOT is right. It is very dangerous and someone could get
UDOT can't really be serious about the exaggerated affects of tagging these
signs with messages that are just as important as the sings themselves. Maybe
UDOT should convert some of the old road sings to message boards for the people
to display their comments and art to the travelers.UDOT can't
be criticizing road sign confusion on graffiti and taggers, they have done a
wonderful job all by themselves in causing confusion on Utah highways and roads.
Most road signs in Utah are confusing to interstate and intercity driving with
signs posted for every thing from reporting traffic violations and common sense
driving safety. Signs are so numerous and distracting and excessive
that you can't trust any of them anyway. I get mislead by them all the time
so to call taggers criminal is the pot calling the kettle black.
Here's the thing: Somebody saw it being done. I saw the graffiti this
morning on my drive and it was major. We're talking 50 square feet or so
of paint. Somebody didn't climb up there, lay down all that paint, and
climb down in 30 seconds....it likely took 15 minutes or longer. And I know
there's not a lot of traffic at 2 a.m. on a weeknight, but somebody (or,
more likely, several somebodies) drove right under the act in progress.We've all got cell phones...if you're driving and you see someone
tagging, call the police right away. I know it's easy to think it's
not your problem - after all, they're not tagging your property. But the
reality is they are tagging your property. Those signs are bought and paid for
by all of us. So call it in - you might save a life. At the very least you
might save us some money.