Proposed law would make flashing headlights to warn drivers of police, hazards a form of free speech

New Jersey drivers can get a ticket if

New Jersey drivers can get a ticket if they flash their headlights to warn another driver of a speed trap, but a Trenton lawmaker wants to change that. (April 8, 2014 10:33 PM)

New Jersey drivers can get a ticket if they flash their headlights to warn another driver of a speed trap, but a Trenton lawmaker wants to change that.

The behavior is technically legal in New Jersey, according to a 1999 appellate court ruling that said the state's law against misusing headlights "was never intended to prohibit a motorist from warning oncoming motorists that a speed trap lies...

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