I read with dismay the editorial, “Digital signs: Banned elsewhere, coming to Tacoma” (TNT, 2-7). Certain concerns were mentioned (driver distraction, nighttime light pollution, fan noise, e-waste), but one significant issue was missed – the potential for those flashing lights to trigger or exacerbate migraine headaches in susceptible people.
I am one of those people. Currently, when I see a bright, flashing digital sign, I have to hold up my hand to block it out of my vision – not a good thing for traffic safety.
I am upset that the Tacoma City Council approved this agreement with Clear Channel …