[MCN] Electronic Billboards in Montana? Comment today

Bob Giordano mist at strans.org
Fri Apr 1 15:51:39 EDT 2016

Electronic Billboards in Montana?

The State Transportation Commission is considering today to allow
electronic billboards.  However, studies show increased distraction of
drivers with electronic billboards. Taking driver's eyes off the road for
extra time greatly increases risk of a crash.  Many groups in Montana,
including the Department of
Transportation, are working towards Vision Zero- a goal to do away with
injuries and fatalities on Montana roads.  Allowing more distractions
seems counter to this adopted policy.  Let's work towards healthy roads
and environments in Montana.

Comments can be submitted to: Patrick J. Hurley, Department of
Transportation, Outdoor Advertising Control, P.O. Box 201001, Helena,
Montana, 59620-1001; telephone (406) 444-6068; fax (406) 444-7254; or
e-mail phurley at mt.gov, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., April
1, 2016.

Bob Giordano, Director
Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation
www.strans.org, mist at strans.org, 406.880.6834

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