Saturday, September 2, 2017

Czech Billboards

There's a new law in Czechland that took effect yesterday.  Apparently billboard advertising has been banned.  Billboards can not be displayed within 250 meters of the highway or within 50 meters of 1st class roads.

The thinking is that the billboards can pose a safety issue as drivers can be distracted by the advertising.  

The billboards must be removed by a certain time or pay fines up to 300,000 Kč (close to $14,000).  About 3,000 billboards across the country are impacted.

One company is fighting back and it has replaced the advertising with Czech flags.  Apparently state symbols can not be removed.

I don't know how long this will go on for but at least for a while you can see Czech flags all along the highway.

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