It shall be unlawful for any person to wilfully destroy, remove, injure, or deface any guidepost or sign or index board legally erected upon or near any street, highway or bridge by the authorities of any township, or legally erected with the consent of the authorities having jurisdiction over such street, highway or bridge, by any club, association, or other organized body, for the direction, guidance or safety of travelers. It shall also be unlawful for any person to wilfully destroy, remove, injure or deface any temporary traffic-control device legally erected for the purpose of enhancing traffic or worker safety in a construction or maintenance work zone, including, but not limited to, cones, batons, barrels, barricades, signs, sign trucks, arrow boards or other devices specified in a traffic safety plan approved by the township or the Department of Transportation. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than two hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for the first offense, and a mandatory fine of five hundred dollars for the second or any subsequent offense, with all costs of prosecution, together with the value of such sign so destroyed, removed, or defaced, and in default of such payment shall be sentenced to imprisonment of not more than ten days. Fines and moneys so collected shall be paid to the township treasurer.
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