Roadside Memorials: Hazard or Reminder?December 17th, 2006 by josh farley
We see them virtually anytime we take a trip down a county road or state highway. Yet roadside memorials in Kitsap are sometimes a source for debate.
Usually a remembrance to a friend or relative who’s died while driving, the memorials come in the form of both private, “makeshift” crosses, flowers and other personal mementos and the official state and county signs that bear a simple message like “Please Don’t Drink and Drive.”
Roadside memorials are regulated by the government. The state’s regulations, however, are very different from Kitsap county’s.
The laws about them are based on the impacts they have on motorists. There are those who believe they are hazardous and are distracting, and there are others who believe they serve as a reminder to be careful and not drink and drive.
How do you feel about roadside memorials?