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March 3, 2007

Digital Billboards

The only digital billboard that I've consciously noticed is the one on East Central Entrance in Duluth. A couple of times it has been REALLY bright, but it never caused problems with my driving. It did, however, make me wonder every single time how it is possible for a screen like that to survive the outdoor weather conditions...

I read a short article about the debate over these billboards in the Twin Cities. I think that as long as the billboards don't display flashing ads or anything like that, they probably aren't that distracting to drivers. I think that using them to display Amber Alerts and stuff like that is a good idea and could be very beneficial. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if they start causing accidents...

This brings up a funny sign that I see every time I drive home to Rochester. It's a green government sign that says Concentrate On Driving. If you're reading that sign, you're not really concentrating on driving now are you?