Should campaign signs be banned from public right of ways?

Posted June 07, 2010, at 1:46 p.m.

In the weeks leading up to elections, campaign signs clutter the sides of roads like weeds.

Should they be banned from public rights of ways? Do campaign signs influence the outcome of elections? If so, how? If signs were banned from public rights of ways, would the electoral process by diminished? What can you ascertain about a candidate based on his or her sign? Do colors, fonts and key words suggest political values?