diaphoresis: dnrtfaIt has always been considered 'Obstruction of Justice' here.
APE992: California made speed traps and speed trap evidence illegal so the cops tend to be visible from the road. Thing is in my hometown they're visibility usually extends to your ability to see them long enough for them to get a radar gun reading. My understanding is that they have to be on level ground to get a decent reading from a radar gun. Most of the time I see them trolling for tickets they're parked on a grade.People probably don't bother to contest them enough. If everyone who ever got a speeding ticket did they'd have to start using evidence that is rock solid.
astouffer: assjuice: Still illegal. Stop trying to play cop and just drive, asswipe.Wonder what he does for a living.
kimwim: I never flash lights to warn drivers. If they're driving fast enough to encourage a cop to put down the coffee and donut, I say have at him. The life you save may be your kid's.
assjuice: Still illegal. Stop trying to play cop and just drive, asswipe.
jmayson: When I lived in Florida I was listening to talk radio one day and this issue came up. A state trooper called in to clarify. It's not illegal to warn other drivers or anything. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with flashing lights and that's what they're actually ticketing you for.
Crewmannumber6: I always assumed it was illegal, but I do it anyway because fark em
priapic_abandon: My BIL is a cop and he says he's fine with that. It extends the road distance that drivers are aware that the fuzz are doing speed suppression patrols which means more people do the speed limit. On the other hand, some towns count on the ticket revenue.
over_and_done: kimwim: I never flash lights to warn drivers. If they're driving fast enough to encourage a cop to put down the coffee and donut, I say have at him. The life you save may be your kid's.Ditto.I flash my lights all the time when the asshole in the oncoming traffic has his high beams on, though. Or those farking painful blue headlights that destroy the vision of anybody who looks at them (blinding everyone else: great way to increase safety, jackass) because they're indistinguishable from high beams when you're trying to squint through them to see the road.And I only flash my lights at them because shooting them out with a pellet gun is illegal (but would make the road safer for everyone else).
assjuice: Zarquon's Flat Tire: Just say you thought you saw a deer and were warning drivers of it.Still illegal. Stop trying to play cop and just drive, asswipe.
Cymbal: kimwim: I never flash lights to warn drivers. If they're driving fast enough to encourage a cop to put down the coffee and donut, I say have at him. The life you save may be your kid's.Maybe in a school zone or residential area I can see your point.On a highway is another matter.Most highway speed limits have been set absurdly low for the sole purpose of generating revenue.
Flakeloaf: We had a word for the act of catching someone in a "speed trap" while hiding. We called it "poaching", and it was generally regarded as stupid, unnecessary and self-defeating. You want people to drive more safely, not to hand out tickets. If someone's going to break the law, they'll do it anyway and you won't need to hide to see them.
oakleym82: I've done this, sometimes I even get a flash in response. I've also used Waze to warn others of speed traps. I've never been sure if this was legal in VA.CSBJust this past week I was driving through Clifton, VA during that storm and, as usual, Burke Lake Rd. was flooded and closed. Drivers who had already made their u-turn were flashing me to warn me of the impending doom, but since I was driving a lifted jeep my buddies and I have been working on as a side project, I just assumed they were pissed because my lights were right in their faces and kept going until *splash*.
Zarquon's Flat Tire: Well, I misplaced a quotation mark there, didn't I?
Zarquon's Flat Tire: Just say you thought you saw a deer and were warning drivers of it.
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