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I thought about the post but sometimes I hold off hoping someone else will start the subject. Sometimes I get confused on where to put an issue, either here or the coffee house.

This I think is an issue that has a little too much controversy with it. Some people were concerned that the content on the signs owuld be or could be inappropriate. Well I have seen some bill boards that were questionable so I dont think there will be a problem. It will be interesting to these boards go up around town. I was amazed at all of these type signs in Las Vegas. I do think there could be some distraction for drivers but no more than talking on your cell phone. eating or anything else that could be a distraction. Just wait till someone has a wreck and tries to bring a law suit against a company for the wreck because they were distracted by the sign.

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Frankly, I think these signs will turn out to be a liability. As such, it's a matter of time before someone sues the owner of one of these signs b/c it was distracting to the point that it caused a traffic accident.

This argument was made in Dallas against the DFW airport when a man was hurt in a wreck. The man won and the airport had to pay somewhere around $20 million. Not to mention, the airport took the big signs down.

They weren't video signs like this, but they were huge lighted boards that had departing flights and gate numbers on them. Personally, I found them to be very helpful, but there are too many idiots out there that get dazed and confused by flashy lights.

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Don't know about anyone else, but I find *all* the signage distracting. Someone asked me "did you see that sign on Hillsboro road?". My reponse -- which one? We're inundated with signage, and if I were to actually make an attempt to take it all in, I'd plow someone. So, i just ignore it all...or at least, try to.

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I think this would be awful it got passed. Aside from the possibility of traffic accidents, I noticed that the article states that if passed, the law would allow signs on nay state highway under 40 mph. Think of how awful this would look around residential neighborhoods as well as just tacky for the more urban areas too. I think we should do what atlanta did and allow them in several spots...but without any regulations we are going to be hurting after these signs pop up next to homes, apartments, schools, etc.etc.

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Nashvillians can't drive with the current billboards staring us in the face. I cringe at the thought of a MOVING billboard to distract the already driving impaired. LOL!! This is almost comical.

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^ LOL... that is kinda funny if you think about it. I could just imagine the rush hour commutes with video signs lol.

There is a fairly new sign in the Opryland area along Briley Parkway... I guess you could consider it one of these signs. Every time I drive by it... it reminds me of Vegas and the way it feels when you drive along the interstate next to all the signs for the casinos there.

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Lets see, Who can I sue. The manufacturer of the sign , The City for passing the ordinance, The owner of the sign, The advertiser, The property owner the sign sits on. This is going to be lucrative. I think I will go have a wreck in front of the one on West End tomorrow. :lol:

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Unless their in high pedestrian areas, I think video billboards are bad idea. Downtown Memphis has video screens near the Fedex Forum and outside Peabody Place, but other than that, I think Memphis City Council outlawed new billboards within the city limits because they're just tacky. I believe the county still allows them though.

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We already have rotating message signs around town now that changes every 20 seconds or so. I don't think there is difference between the video billboard and swinging cowboy on Broadway. Both are moving advertisements, some consider them distracting while businesses love love them. If you are distracted by billboards, don't look at them.

I hate all the billboards around because I believe it creates too much clutter. It would be nice to limit the amount of billboards, that's nearly impossible.

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I am curious. Why did this get moved out of the forum? It seems it has everything to do with Nashville and the urban environment.

I wasn't sure whether the discussion (at that time) was going to be on Nashville electronic signage or eletronic signage in general so I moved it here to the more general discussion forum just to avoid that becoming an issue. Here it can go in whatever direction the discussion takes it.

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I don't know if it's really considered a video sign or not... but has anybody noticed the fairly new sign for Interstate AC Service on the east side at the Briley/40 intersection? To read it, you have to be headed toward downtown.

It's become quite entertaining to watch lately during the morning rush :)

The first time I noticed it... it said "Good Morning Nashville", and gave the time & temp. But then a week or so ago... it apparently made the news... and offended a few people, heh.

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