Crash-Site Memorials Subject of Safety Debate

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Flower wreaths, white crosses, weathered photographs and other roadside memorials are pitting families mourning victims of fatal traffic accidents against state highway officials who are concerned roadside shrines may distract drivers or pose other safety hazards.

But with no federal law to regulate roadside memorials, an inconsistent patchwork of state and municipal policies rule the roads, says an article posted on Stateline.og.

Many states regulate the memorials in some way. This legislative session, Alaska, Idaho, Indiana and Virginia considered measures to establish roadside memorial guidelines.


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