TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Advertising seems to be everywhere these days - on city transit buses, sports stadiums, airliner tray tables and even in public restrooms.
So why not on public school buses?
Bills have been filed in Florida to lift an existing ban on such advertising.
A legislative report issued this week, though, notes the idea is opposed by critics who say such ads could be a safety hazard by distracting motorists.
Sen. Bill Montford, a Tallahassee Democrat, who is sponsoring one of the bills disagreed in an interview Friday.
Montford, who also is CEO of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, says his research shows that shouldn't be a problem.
He says the advertisements will be relatively small and the legislation would prohibit advertising for such things as condoms and liquor.
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