Taylorsville taking friendly approach to regulating electronic billboards

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  • PA SLC, UT
    Aug. 16, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    I like the digital billboards. They look better, they are modern and they have new messages all the time instead of the same ad every day.

    I don't find them distracting, certainly nothing like a kid texting while driving. I seriously doubt that those signs will cause and traffic fatalities, that sounds like a crazy exaggeration to me.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 15, 2012 3:49 a.m.

    The problem with electronic bill boards and why I am against them is that they are being designed and created to distract drivers on crowed and congested streets. Including neer schools and pedestrian crossing lanes and intersections.

    Driver distraction is at an all time high and the priority of use and the last thing that the driving public needs is another major driver distraction to add to the dangers that already exist. Most accidents to pedestrian are caused by driver distraction and that includes electronic bill boards. For a city to be business controlled (Taylorsville) does not mean they should be sacrificing peoples lives for a few dollars of palm moisturizing green bucks.

    Its understandable to want to convert to more power efficient signs but the way the industry is taking this on is by over distracting drivers in positions and places that should be void of driver distractions, like freeways, and city streets, traffic signals and signs, schools zone warnings, and high speed roads.

    Digital and LED signs should be limited to store fronts and limited low Lumen of