Friends of the road are apparently as frowned upon as those suffering from road rage, as Florida is facing a class-action lawsuit from drivers who have been ticketed for warning other motorists of hidden speed traps (officers parked out of view with radar). It seems that while drivers often become perturbed with other drivers, when it comes down to it, they are all against speed traps and can stick together!
I wonder if jealousy prevented anyone from warning drivers of luxury cars or exotic rental cars of pending doom!
This lawsuit could prove interesting, as there is no law against using one’s head or taillights to communicate with other drivers. Eric Campbell was arrested for this “offense”, and the officer cited statute 316.2397, despite court rulings that police were wrongfully applying that statute in order to arrest people for communicating. Campbell wants reimbursed his $100 ticket and awarded $15,000 in damages.
Most have a sense of humor about things like speed trap warnings
Since 2005, more than 10,429 drivers have been cited for flashing their high beams to warn others of speed traps, and if Campbell triumphs, Florida could face the prospect of paying over $1 million dollars back in ticket refunds. It will be interesting to see how this case unfolds!
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