The Colorado Department of Transportation is in a tight spot. The Nazi Party of Colorado wants to adopt a stretch of highway, and while the CDOT isn’t interested in doing business with them, the law says they have to.
Here’s the story from KDVR News.
What do you think; does anyone have the right to take part in programs like the adopt a road program? Or does it cause too many distractions?
I imagine having that group adopt a portion of the rod might actually encourage littering. Legally I doubt the state has much recourse.
My concern would be that, in addition to more littering, it could actually encourage vandalism too. Such as damage to the adopt-a-road sign. And those things aren't cheap. And unfortunately the state has to pay for replacements, not the group that adopted that portion of road. That boils down to you and I, the taxpayers, footing the bill.
It seems like there are conflicting laws at play here. I suppose if it ever was legally challenged and made it all the way to the Supreme Court, the federal laws governing equal rights would probably prevail. That's a long "road" (sorry, the pun was too tempting.)