Friday, February 10, 2012
Questioning billboard safety
From the Daily News:
After an illegally stationed billboard next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway fell onto traffic lanes in Brooklyn last month, Councilman James Vacca is demanding more accountability on how permits for the structures are granted.
"There are now more questions than answers," said Vacca, chair of the City Council’s transportation committee.
A giant Mega Millions Lottery sign flew off a Greenpoint rooftop in 40-mph winds on Jan. 13 and smacked into the westbound area of the elevated BQE.
Vacca cited at least three billboards in his district in the east Bronx that are not in compliance with the law regulating commercial billboards, which states they are supposed to be at least 200 feet away from any major highway.