Monday, December 8, 2014

Flashing headlights to warn drivers going to be a crime?

What is this world coming to.... I remember the days when everyone would flash upcoming drivers to warn them of fixed speed camera traps and it was the right thing to do.  I mean someone flashes you and you immediately check your speed and this is a good thing right? I mean its all about safety right?

A case in Missouri was recently filed in the name of Jerry L. Jarman Jr, a Kansas motorist ticketed on August 24 because he used his headlights to warn oncoming traffic of a speed trap. Such prosecutions have taken place around the country and now the common practice of flashing has become a ticketing event 

In October, the ACLU filed a similar lawsuit in Delaware to fight back. Unlike the Delaware case, where police used a turn signal statute to outlaw headlight flashing, Grain Valley has a specific ordinance making it a crime to warn of a speed trap.

Can only wonder what the future will bring.  

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