I remember when this video first came out back in 2016, I wasn’t familiar with a sign like this, and I am still not sure I have ever seen one in real life. This sign probably would not last 48 hours before local law enforcement would have it removed.
Ostensibly sign spinners are employed because they grab your attention, but in my area is, much of the motivation is to circumvent the law. Signage that close to the street is illegal, but having a human hold it skirts the regulations. I believe at least one local municipality subsequently closed the loop-hole and expressly banned sign-spinners.
@DrWorm What? And trample free speech? I don’t think such an ordinance would survive a constitutional challenge.
What they probably did was pass an ordinance to limit the size and type of commercial signage (who loves overreaching government regulation now?) and that would subject the business advertising to ordinance violations and risk business license revocation or non-renewal.
@DrWorm We have a city near us with strict sign laws, to the point that even some businesses can’t have signage for their own building.
HOWEVER, they have these stupid sign holders quite often. They’re usually pieces of board or canvas spray painted with random phrases revolving around “social justice” but don’t actually have a call to action. OR when a liquidator comes to town to shut down a store they get sign holders.
It’s because of the way the signs are “attached” to the ground or structures. Signs that are held are not attached to any structures or the ground and therefore don’t fall under the strict rules the city enforces.
I know some creative business men that have worked around the sign laws (like @medz said, it usually involves moving vehicles or tailers)