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Are there any good reasons *not* to ban billboards?

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kernals12:
I just learned that 4 states ban billboards: Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, and Vermont. Billboards are ugly and they can distract drivers. And with the abundance of advertising space that can now be had on the internet, they are not really necessary anymore. Is there any reason, besides lobbying from billboard owners, other states haven't done it?

Max Rockatansky:
Is there a reason to ban aside from nominal aesthetic?

triplemultiplex:
But how else can you annoy half the drivers on the road with a giant, bullshit political message?

kernals12:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on July 29, 2022, 10:10:44 AM ---Is there a reason to ban aside from nominal aesthetic?

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Rubbernecking

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: kernals12 on July 29, 2022, 10:59:15 AM ---
--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on July 29, 2022, 10:10:44 AM ---Is there a reason to ban aside from nominal aesthetic?

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Rubbernecking

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Okay, but is there any substantial data to show that billboards lead to an increase in accidents or traffic delays?  I can see a better case for those potentially being made on limited access roads but probably not other more conventional kinds of highways.

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