Thursday, April 18, 2013
$1000 Fine for Flashing Headlights
Ellisville, just west of St. Louis, tickets motorists who flash their headlights to warn oncoming traffic of a speed trap. Get caught and pay $1000 fine. The practice is said to be so widespread the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit to stop the citations. Ellisville officials claim flashing lights is obstruction of justice and interferes with the prosecution. The ACLU claims it is free speech to communicate to drivers to slow down. The ACLU is also asking for others to contact them if their community tickets for flashing headlights.