The World: Los Angeles - Court rejects bid to prohibit digital billboards

A Californian court has rejected a bill proposed by the Californian assemblyman Mike Feuer that would have prohibited digital billboards being built until 2012.

Feuer made his proposals in January, claiming that digital billboards pose a safety risk to drivers.

He stated that a three-year ban would give city officials time to review studies being done by the Federal Highway Administration on the matter.

However, the legislation was rejected after it was ruled that it would have hurt the economy, stifled innovation and denied communities powerful communication tools.