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Flashers legal in USA but not here

I’m talking about flashing your headlights as a warning against police activity, OK?

A judge in Florida had to pass judgement in a case where a driver was prosecuted for flashing his lights to oncoming traffic to warn them of a radar trap. He got off, with the judge citing that the defendant was  ‘engaging in behaviour protected by the US constitution’.

But don’t think it’s safe to do the same thing in Australia. There is no specific statute that covers the event, but the police can get you on a more general law that says it is an offence ‘to use high beam on an oncoming vehicle less than 200 metres away’ even though he may thank you for it. Instead you’ll get a fine and lose some points in most states in Australia

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