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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: The First-Amendment Right to Warn Fellow Motorists of Speed Cops

A federal judge in Missouri ruled on February 3, 2014 that drivers have a First Amendment right to flash their headlights to warn other motorists of nearby police and speed traps. The order by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey in St. Louis stems from a lawsuit filed by Ellisville resident Michael Elli. In 2012, Elli flashed his headlights to warn oncoming vehicles of a radar set up by police in the town of Ellisville….An officer saw the flash and pulled over Elli, who could have faced a fine up to $1,000 if convicted….

"Federal Judge Rules Drivers Allowed to Flash Headlights to Warn of Speed Traps," Fox News, February 6, 2014

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