To Mayor Jim Wood and the
We are asking you to ban Digital Billboards in the City of
These brightly lit electronic billboards have the potential to create driver distraction on our highways thus leading to more accidents. There are many studies to this effect with supporting data (see reference below). ANY possible distraction to motorists is unacceptable and should be banned. There is absolutely no justification for putting individuals and families at risk by allowing these billboards.
Additionally, these huge signs with their ever changing images and messages are a visual blight. Cities are judged by their aesthetics among other things and digital billboards in
Finally, there is also a potential negative impact on property values and economic development in affected areas, as well as negative quality of life issues associated with digital billboards including light intrusion into residences. This can disturb sleep, impact relaxation and have other health effects.
A full report on these and other issues regarding digital signage, prepared by The Los Angeles Department Of City Planning, can be examined at:
Most relevent are pages 10-18 and page 24.
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