why do we need this and road stupidity

Why do we need mini-electronic billboards on gas pumps?  Will someone kindly explain that?  When I go to get gas, seriously it is o.k., I don’t need to watch television too.  I find these very annoying:

And let’s talk road stupidity. Snapped this as a passenger in a car somewhere near Guthriesville and Glenmoore. We were behind this road foolishness and held our breath until speed racer turned off: