A. A person shall not place, maintain or display upon or in view of any highway any unauthorized sign, signal, marking or device that purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal or that attempts to direct the movement of traffic or that hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official traffic-control device or any railroad sign or signal. A person shall not place or maintain nor shall a public authority permit upon a highway any traffic sign or signal bearing any commercial advertising.
B. Every such prohibited sign, signal, marking or device is declared to be a public nuisance, and the authority having jurisdiction over the highway is empowered to remove the sign, signal, marking or device or cause it to be removed without notice.
C. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a penalty assessment misdemeanor.
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