Do you blink your lights at ongoing traffic to warn them of a waiting patrol car? ... come on, admit it!
As I was riding into work the other day, a news story grabbed my attention. Evidently, there is a man filing a class-action lawsuit in Florida. He cites that his Freedom of Speech rights were violated when he was ticketed for blinking his headlights at oncoming cars. The class action lawsuit includes motorists that have been ticketed for the same thing over the last five years. What is the offense? ... Telling people, "a cop is waiting for you!"
It really got me thinking.... is it okay to blink? Well, I agree with the fact that honking one's horn or blinking one's lights is a form of communication (just like throwing up the middle finger at someone), and the First Ammendment right has protected people when speaking with an 'unspoken' language. So, I guess the man does have a point.
I will say this... I am not a big speeder, but I have appreciated on several occassions when someone has blinked their lights at me.
I say blink away people! What do you think?
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