They Endanger Our Health and Safety
While some may think billboards are harmless, their negative effects on our health and our safety have been documented.
Sign Overload Causes Negative Mental and Physical Effects
In too many places, main commuter roads are cluttered with strip malls, billboards and garish on-premise signs. This type of sprawl contributes to commuter stress. Stressed drivers experience higher blood pressure, heart rate and respiration, and increased eye movements and facial muscle activity.
Billboards Encourage Minors To Abuse Alcohol And Tobacco
Unlike other advertising media, billboards are an ambush media that can’t be turned off. The billboard industry won’t, however, regulate itself in any meaningful way. What’s more billboards are constantly visible to children. City after city has found most billboards are located in low-income, minority neighborhoods, and that most billboards in those neighborhoods advertise alcohol and tobacco.
Billboards Are a Safety Hazard
Billboards are designed to distract motorists’ attention from the road.
They Hamper Economic Growth
Billboards make a few people a lot of money. Unfortunately, however, they do real economic harm to communities.
Billboard Blight Hampers Economic Growth
Uncontrolled, billboards and signs overwhelm us with competing advertisements. Sign clutter, like a room full of screaming kids, so distracts the consumer that no message gets through clearly. Having smaller and fewer signs enables businesses to do a better job selling their wares at less cost.
Many cities and states rely on natural beauty and visual quality to attract businesses and tourists. Billboards intrude on the landscape and devalue our greatest asset – the natural beauty.
They Degrade the Environment and Weaken Our Connection to It
Appreciating natural beauty is the first step towards conserving our scenery and protecting our natural resources.
Billboards Divorce Us From Our Natural Heritage
Attractive communities and unspoiled scenic vistas are critical to our quality of life. Both encourage us to appreciate and maintain beauty and the natural environment.
Each new billboard that is constructed tarnishes our communities and despoils our countryside. Moreover, each new billboard reinforces the perception that ugliness is the price of progress – that our quality of life depends on destroying the very resources we most value. This false choice serves only those who benefit from blight, and it encourages us to accept the destruction of all scenic, environmental, and historic resources except those specifically set aside for protection. It encourages us to believe that only parks and protected districts, and not the places where we live and work and play, deserve our care.
Does SeeFree block traffic signs and other useful visual information?
Using SeeFree software you can train your SeeFree glasses to recognize traffic signs, street names and numbers signs, etc. As a result, those graphical elements will not be masked by the system.
Are the glasses comfortable?
The SeeFree glasses have been designed for constant wearing through the day. Feedback from beta customers has shown that the product is comfortable to wear.
What color does the display project?
The SeeFree Visual Spam Blocking System has two color displays, capable for showing 65536 colors.
What is the power source for the system?
SeeFree runs on battery power to provide mobility for the user. The battery charge lasts for many hours.
Can I wear my glasses with SeeFree?
Not with the current model. But you can install your prescripted glasses into SeeFree like in a usual eyeglass frame.
Is there any software involved with the SeeFree glasses?
Yes. There bundled software allows you to tune your personal SeeFree glasses according to your needs. It also allows you to install newest drivers and firmware. The system currently works with Windows, MacOS and Linux operating systems.
Can I wear this in the rain, snow, sun, etc?
Yes. The operating environment for the SeeFree System is 14 to 110° F (-10 to 43 C°)
with a relative humidity of 10 to 95%.
Is the SeeFree System reliable?
Yes, the SeeFree System is designed and manufactured under the strict quality
standards of ISO-9001.
Prior to shipping, the SeeFree System performs at least 18 Million
cycles even before the beginning of our product final assembly
and test — well in excess of the 1 Million cycle threshold.
The bottom line reliability test results … the core scanning
parts have been operating 24 hrs/day for 3+ years … for
a total of 1.7 Trillion cycles !!
How do I buy one?
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