Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
You know the billboards that flip to another side every minute or so? Those make me a little ill; there's one on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and I find it super distracting. Turns out that's kid stuff; huge digital billboards are starting to go up all over the country. A lot of this is due to the fact that it's actually really easy to avoid advertisements these days (thank you, DVR), so companies are trying to find new ways to get your attention. The problem is, the signs are so big and flashy, they might be distracting drivers. What do you think about them? I've never seen any, but honestly, the huge billboards in Times Square make me dizzy.