Myrtle Beach weighs restrictions on digital signs

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:17 AM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Officials in Myrtle beach will review possible restrictions on those bright digital signs on roadways that critics say distract drivers. 

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/14UFuDe ) a recommendation to the city planning commission suggests the signs be kept out of residential neighborhoods and not be allowed to include any graphics or animation. 

The recommendation also proposes that the messages on the signs be changed only once every four hours. 

Jim Hubbard is an architect who chairs the subcommittee recommending the rules and says the panel looked at all aspects of the signs. 

Hubbard said those issues included not distracting drivers and protecting the atmosphere of residential areas.
 

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