The government of Sweden recently concluded a study on the effects of colorful video billboards on highway safety.
In the report, Swedish officials found that digital displays often hold the attention of drivers longer than two seconds. Earlier research has shown that anything that takes a driver’s eyes off the road for longer than two seconds increases the risks of a car crash.
While the report fell short of claiming that the billboards are a hazard and should be removed – it raised interesting questions. The U.S. government allowed digital billboards in 2007 after concluding they were safe but is due to review that finding later in 2013.
What do you think? Do digital or video billboards pose a hazard to drivers and their passengers? Do they cause car accidents in Connecticut? Or are they no more a safety risk than a beautiful sunset or striking fall foliage? Let us know what you think.
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