This weekend is the annual Highway 60 Yard Sale, a treasure hunt stretching 200 miles through eight counties along Highway 60 through Western Kentucky.
The route falls right through Owensboro.
Because Highway 60 is a very busy corridor, and because the Highway 60 Yard Sale is such a popular event, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Information Officer, Chris Jessie, offers the following safety precautions regarding yard sales:
- Those setting up yard sales
As a participant or a passing motorist, safety should be a top priority. First, setting a yard sale on right-of-way is illegal. These areas are used as safety zone buffers for motorists and they provide a clear view of vehicles entering, exiting and traveling on our roads. When objects block right of way areas, line of sight is reduced and crashes become more likely. Set up your yard sale off of right-of-way limits. (*Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring the area for encroachment.)
If you are setting up a yard sale, think about where parking can be safely achieved. If you are attending a yard sale, do not park your vehicle where you block other motorists from seeing clearly and do not park your vehicle where you are too close to traffic.
Motorists should be highly aware of surroundings. Just like in a construction zone, pay close attention when traveling through an area where multiple yard sales are taking place. Don’t allow electronic devices to be a distraction. Slow down and be on the lookout for pedestrians.
The Daviess County point of contact for the Highway 60 Yard Sale is Beck Glenn. She can be reached at 270-926-1100 or by email.