Czech Outdoor to dismantle its roadside billboards

The Czech Outdoor advertising agency has promised to remove all its roadside billboards by the end of September, according to Transport Ministry spokesman Jakub Stadler.

This is in line with a 2017 law which bans advertisement billboards within 250 meters from main roads and highways for safety reasons.

The legislation met with strong opposition from outdoor advertising operators some of whom attempted to bypass it by replacing advertisements with gigantic Czech flags and other non-commercial posters.

According to the ministry close to a thousand billboards still have to be dismantled.