If You've Got the Money


Vermont received a $24,000 federal grant to put up billboards remind motorists to buckle their seat belts. Just one problem. Vermont bans billboards. Solution? Take the money and use it to put up billboards in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. That's right. The state put up signs telling people to "Buckle up in Vermont". Since all the billboards near the state lines were already rented, Vermont had to rent billboards smack in the middle of New Hampshire and deep inside Massachusetts. "We had a lot of money thrown at us and a very short time to get it done," said a Vermont official.