Flash Your Brights!

Speed Trap.jpgHelp a fellow driver out, flash your brights!  Many folks do it to tell oncoming drivers of speed traps, and police used to be able to write tickets for it. Whether or not they were actually allowed to has always been a question, but a lot of people probably figured it’s easier to just pay than put up with the hassle. Now, they can’t do that so don’t pay. Thanks to Florida resident, Ryan Kintner, we know they cannot ticket us. He challenged his ticket and took it to Federal Court where it was ruled that driver’s have every right to flash lights to warn oncoming cars of speed traps. Of course there are about 100 other things they could still ticket you for when you do it, including being too close to other cars, which is 500 feet for oncoming cars and 300 feet for ones in front of you. There’s always a loophole.

About The Author

Brent Lee

QMIX Afternoon Guy, Brent Lee, grew up near Greensburg -- where he started working on the radio at age 14. Growing up as an only child may have been lonely at times, but it led him to be the creative, fun guy we all enjoy on the radio! Brent graduated from North Decatur High School and Ball State University. His first summer during college, Brent actually filled-in as the QMIX Afternoon Guy all summer, when there was a full-time opening on our staff. Little did he know he would return to that job many years later. Brent has worked in radio all over Indiana (and a bit in Illinois too), claiming to never have had a real job. And he’s has been back at QMIX since 2011. We hope he’ll be here for a long time to come! Some of Brent’s favorite things are IndyCar, movies and good food!

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