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New Digital Billboards Could Get a Moratorium

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Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-West Hollywood) has introduced a moratorium bill that would apply to 877 billboards approved to be converted to digital. "The new law would also prohibit advertising on official changeable message signs, which convey information to motorists about Amber Alerts, traffic conditions, and emergencies," a statement from his office said today. If passed, the legislation will halt the construction and conversion of digital displays for three years, enough time for policymakers to review pending safety studies and potential hazards from the electronic type of ads.