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(Newser)   Driving in Oregon and want to flash your headlights to warn drivers of an upcoming speed trap? Judge: Not a problem   (newser.com) divider line 4
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2014-04-12 09:59:48 AM
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AgentPothead: TheWhoppah: In Texas, the law against obstructing the police specifically excludes both speech and behavior intended to warn others of police enforcement of the rules of the road.
See: Texas Penal Code Sec. 38.15. INTERFERENCE WITH PUBLIC DUTIES

Another reason to never go to Texas, check.


Need more coffee or is your anti-Texas bias interfering with your reading comprehension?

Excludes, not included.  In other words, activities intended to warn others of traffic enforcement are explicitly NOT a violation of the obstruction law. It is specifically NOT against the law.
2014-04-12 09:22:41 AM
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If the point of a $peed trap i$ to make people $low down, cop$ $houldn't have any problem with anything el$e that doe$ $o.
2014-04-12 09:46:33 AM
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AgentPothead: TheWhoppah: In Texas, the law against obstructing the police specifically excludes both speech and behavior intended to warn others of police enforcement of the rules of the road.
See: Texas Penal Code Sec. 38.15. INTERFERENCE WITH PUBLIC DUTIES

Another reason to never go to Texas, check.


I think you read it wrong.  You can warn another driver:

It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a)(1) that the conduct engaged in by the defendant was intended to warn a person operating a motor vehicle of the presence of a peace officer who was enforcing Subtitle C, Title 7, Transportation Code.

2014-04-12 08:57:24 AM
1 votes:
Free speech.  Case dismissed.
 
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