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Statement of Secretary Ray LaHood on Federal Street Sign Regulations

“I believe that this regulation makes no sense.  It does not properly take into account the high costs that local governments would have to bear.  States, cities, and towns should not be required to spend money that they don’t have to replace perfectly good traffic signs. 

“To set things right, the first step is to reopen public comment and give people a chance to weigh in.  There have got to be better ways to improve safety without piling costs onto the American people.  Safety is our priority, but so is good government.  Listening to the public helps to ensure both.”

Tuesday, November 30, 2010