Posting Signs on Utility Poles is Dangerous and Illegal
With thousands of volts of electricity above and unforgiving ground below, linemen have plenty of safety concerns to consider when they start climbing a utility pole. Illegally posted signs and flyers make their lives that much more difficult.
Volunteer Energy Cooperative asks that you stop to consider the potential hazards and then refrain from posting signs and/or flyers on utility poles.
We’ve had some serious injuries at VEC due to these and across the nation there have even been some lineman fatalities that are directly attributable to sign and flyers.
Not only are these signs a distraction and a safety concern, they are also illegal. State law (TCA 2-19-144) prohibits anyone from placing signs on utility poles unless they have been legally authorized to do so.