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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Show Me State is cracking down on bawdy billboards. Gov. Bob Holden on Thursday signed a bill banning sexually suggestive billboards that promote strip clubs and other adult businesses. The ban applies within one mile of Missouri highways.

Some billboards in Missouri portray scantily clad women and read "Live Nude" or "Red Hot Nude."

"We have the right to drive the highways of this state without children being assaulted by these images," Holden said.

Holden said the new law will also make the roads safer by reducing driver distractions.

The law applies to billboards promoting businesses where workers appear nude or where more than 10% of the store is used to display pornography.

The signs "grow more aggressive and more lewd every year," Republican state Sen. Matt Bartle said.


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 Re: Missouri bans bawdy billboards

Being from Missouri I've experienced this. When I'm driving down 44hwy to Springfield sometimes I feel like I'm driving through the red-light district.


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