State Representative Scott Dianda wants a crackdown on the misuse of slow moving vehicle signs.
The Calumet Democrat introduced a bill creating penalties for people who use the large orange triangle signs with a red border for other than their intended purpose.
The signs are primarily used on the back of farm equipment and vehicles that travel roads at speeds far below the posted speed limit.
They also show up on the back of horse-pulled buggies used by the Amish, and other slow-moving vehicles such as golf carts.
Dianda said he’s heard that people are using these signs for other reasons, including displaying them at the end of their driveways or on their mailboxes, which creates a serious safety hazard.
Dianda added that people use the signs in driveways as a way to get people to slow down so it’s easier for someone trying to exit the driveway.
His bill would make their misuse a civil infraction.