Feel Free to Flash Your Lights, It’s Legal! (At Least in One State)

Flash 'em if you've got 'em

We’ve touched on this topic before, but it’s time to revisit it:

Should flashing headlights to warn motorists of a speed trap be illegal?

A Florida man has won his First Amendment case against the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, which ticketed him for flashing his lights to warn other drivers of a speed trap. The Orlando Sentinel says a judge said that the deputy who ticketed Ryan Kintner, 25, had misapplied a state law banning aftermarket flashing emergency lights. The judge went even further, and ruled that flashing your lights to communicate with other drivers qualifies as constitutionally protected speech.

If you’re in Florida, flash all you want!

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