Billboards Called Source of Distraction at National Safety Summit

Billboards were cited as a cause of driver distraction during a national safety summit hosted by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in Washington, DC.

Presenter Dr. John Lee of the University of Wisconsin said that billboards can be a cause of motorist distraction outside of vehicles.

Scenic America president Mary Tracy was pleased that billboards were included along with other distractions such as phone calls and texting. “[Billboards]…pose an unnecessary safety risk to drivers,” she said.

Click here to download the full Scenic America press release on the distracted driving summit.

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