Burbank bans rolling billboard trucks

Burbank bans rolling billboard trucks
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I got a kick out of this: The city of Burbank, Calif., is banning all rolling billboard trucks!

I’m sure you’ve seen these popping up all across America. The newest ones have electronic signs on each side and the back. The ads continually change based on whoever buys the available inventory. And they clog up traffic, they cause pollution, and they waste energy.

So now The Los Angeles Times reports Burbank city council has voted to ban all vehicles whose sole purpose is advertising.

There is one exception: Delivery trucks that have ads for other businesses plastered on them.

I’ve got no problem with that exception. Because the truck is already providing a purpose (delivery of goods) and at the same time the operator is defraying costs by having a truck with a message. That to me is very reasonable and very smart.

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