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February 27, 2013

Retired transportation workers back on the road inspecting signs in Oregon

  • Federal rules require signs to be tested with a pricey retroreflectometer. If that can't be done, a 60-year-old driving a model year 2000 or newer pickup truck or SUV will do.
  • By BENNETT HALL
    Corvallis Gazette-Times

    CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you see a couple of old duffers tooling around the countryside at night in a late-model SUV, peering at road signs, it doesn't necessarily mean they're lost.

    They might be sign inspectors.


     
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