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A 2009 Missouri law that bans young drivers from using their cell phones to send text messages has led to few citations and remains difficult to enforce, a Columbia newspaper reports.

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The Columbia City Council passed a six month ordinance making illuminated LED signs in store windows illegal.

The ordinance applies to signs installed after Oct. 1. Second Ward Councilman Michael Trapp said the signs are distracting to drivers.

“Our human visual field is attracted to movement so I think there’s safety issues," Trapp said.

Curtis Bohl is the Chief Pixel Pusher for the display and scoreboard systems for Mizzou. He said he believes this is a step backwards for Columbia.