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December 11, 2007

Albany - Flashing billboards with scrolling messages, they certainly catch your eye, but are they safe? That's what Albany Commissioners want to find out, so they've issued a 60 day moratorium on permits for electronic billboards and video signs.

A sign code task force will be established to bring back recommendations to the commission on the use of the signs, which have been shown to distract drivers. The moratorium will be put into place on any signs with electronic or digital messages after commissioners make a final vote on December 18th.

Digital billboards that are already in operation may continue to operate.

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