Neon Signs Banned in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

In 2007 there was talk of neon signs are not being allowed on the streets, let alone anywhere outside, of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. They want to cut the clutter and to ban any outdoor advertising including Neon signs.  They want to reduce the “visual pollution”. Imagine driving home from work without the glare of bright pinks and blues one your windshield. I am on both sides of the situation. It would be nice to take away all of the clutter of the street but i do enjoy the colors.