UDOT officials call graffiti on Parleys Canyon signs dangerous and costly

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  • OnlyInUtah Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 2, 2013 6:56 a.m.

    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.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 1, 2013 5:03 a.m.

    The taggers want the paper to publish the photos.

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    Aug. 31, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    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 killed.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 31, 2013 3:55 a.m.

    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.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Aug. 30, 2013 5:37 p.m.

    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.