Is Flashing Your Headlights To Warn Motorists Of Police Using Radar, Legal?
We’ve all done it, flashed our lights to help a brotha out, but is it legal?
You pass by a police car that’s clearly using radar to stop speeders, and being the kind compassionate person you are, you signal to other cars to slow down by using the universal code… flashing headlights. But what if an officer caught you?
"We’ve all done it, flashed our lights to help a brotha out, but is it legal?"
Until recently, if you lived in Ellisville, Missouri, you could be given a citation for looking out for the other guy. In fact, one man in Ellisville was cited for participating in the controversial activity but a federal judge in St. Louis said flashing lights to warn motorists of the approaching speed trap is protected by the first amendment and had ordered police to stop issuing tickets and citations to those who do the flashing.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with the ruling?
[Via: Fox 2 News]