When driving, do you flash your lights to forewarn oncoming drivers of a parked cop running radar?

When driving, do you flash your lights to forewarn oncoming drivers of a parked cop running radar?

vegan.guy vegan.guy
If you pass a cop that is running radar, do you flash your lights to warn oncoming drivers?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I always flash my lights
Jewelweed
1  (1%)
I usually flash my lights
vegan.guy , RonLee , NaturalWoman , Sammi , Crash , Emily! , Gunsmoke , pinkcupcakes , phozersexy , Anjulie , PersonalAngel , xoflxokcxo , MsGoosie , liilii080 , Owl Identified , Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
16  (17%)
I sometimes flash my lights
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17  (18%)
I never flash my lights
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52  (57%)
Other
Penguin , Coralbell , P'Gell , Sweet-Justice , Rhinobaby , TheSlyFox
6  (7%)
Total votes: 92
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Vaccinium Vaccinium
I knew someone who got pulled over himself for flashing his lights for this reason, so I don't want to be stuck in that situation. In general, unless it is a small-town speed trap, I like seeing people getting pulled over by the cops.
02/16/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I never knew anybody who got pulled over for it, but I've heard stories about it. As far as I'm concerned, if you're speeding, that's against the law, and you deserve the ticket if you get caught. I speed, I've gotten a speeding ticket, when I got pulled over, I told the officer right away that I knew I was speeding and I wasn't going to argue him over any speeding ticket he was going to write me.
02/16/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
Quote:
Originally posted by vegan.guy
If you pass a cop that is running radar, do you flash your lights to warn oncoming drivers?
I drove truck for a living. The only time I flashed my lights was to tell a truck in front of me that he was clear to change lanes. To me, if you are speeding, you deserve the ticket. It's an unsafe practice.
02/16/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I almost never drive anymore, but when I did I never would flash my lights. I've also never known anyone who got pulled over for it, but I'm just really cautious/a worry wort about those sorts of things.
02/16/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Nope. If you are speeding, and are unaware enough to not see the cop yourself, you deserve the ticket. A cop will pull you over for flashing your brights. They cannot write you a ticket for warning of their presence, but flashing your brights is illegal if other vehicles are present. It is a potential hazard to other drivers and can cause an accident. Those people deserve tickets too.

I've only been pulled over once and thus received one ticket. I was knowing speeding and saw the cop. I did not slow down because it was an emergency. I broke the law. I took the ticket. I could have flashed a badge, dropped a name, asked for my free pass, or told him of my situation and would most likely gotten out of it, but I didn't. It really irks me when people try to get out of things like that.
02/16/2011
Kissaki Kissaki
Quote:
Originally posted by markeagleone
I drove truck for a living. The only time I flashed my lights was to tell a truck in front of me that he was clear to change lanes. To me, if you are speeding, you deserve the ticket. It's an unsafe practice.
That's the same way I was taught. So that's the only time I flash them.
02/16/2011
Kissaki Kissaki
Quote:
Originally posted by Kissaki
That's the same way I was taught. So that's the only time I flash them.
Reading that back, I wasnt clear. I only flash my lights to let a truck know that it's clear, not to warn speeders.
02/16/2011
leatherlover leatherlover
I used to do it when I first started driving, but not anymore. A lot of people don't pay attention anyways, so who is to say they even see me flashing my high beams.
02/16/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
As long as I know the cop can not see me, I will.
02/16/2011
Sammi Sammi
We'll usually flash them, if we're far enough past the cop. A lot of people do it on the highway.
02/16/2011
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
I don't, if I see someone else do it I will make sure I slow down if I am speeding.

I hate people who drive with their brights on or who even flash them so I don't do that to others. It has nothing to do with it being illegal or whatever, just my own personal annoyances.
02/16/2011
Emily! Emily!
I flash them sometimes for a cop warning, but I flash them everytime for a deer/animal warning. We get a lot of deer around here, and sometimes even the occasional moose, and I like to warn people if I've noticed anything lurking around the roads. I've flashed my lights at cop cars before to warn them. They mostly understand around here. I've never been pulled over for it.

And I completely agree with Sam. If you're speeding and get pulled over, you deserve the ticket. It's happened to me, I didn't complain, and she was nice enough to lower the fine
02/16/2011
sweet seduction sweet seduction
I have been pulled over for it and I told them someone had their brights on
02/16/2011
clp clp
I had to vote 'sometimes' because I think I've done it once or twice before. I haven't in a long time; I forgot that was even a thing!
02/16/2011
That Guy That Guy
This never even occurred to me, but I'd be inclined to do it if I ever thought it would help anybody. Where I come from, traffic laws are safety hazards and a source of revenue, not regulations designed to protect people. At least, they're not enforced in a way that protects anybody, and apparently they don't apply to cabs.
02/17/2011
girl next door girl next door
I never do that unless someone has their brights on and I am being blinded. Also I rarely go by cops running radar in my area, so not much of an issue for me.
02/17/2011
Penguin Penguin
I only flash my lights if some jerk off is coming towards me on a two lane road with his brights on. I always turn mine off which is what you are supposed to do.
02/17/2011
sixfootsex sixfootsex
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I knew someone who got pulled over himself for flashing his lights for this reason, so I don't want to be stuck in that situation. In general, unless it is a small-town speed trap, I like seeing people getting pulled over by the cops.
Me too! Schadenfreude FTW!
02/17/2011
vegan.guy vegan.guy
Quote:
Originally posted by That Guy
This never even occurred to me, but I'd be inclined to do it if I ever thought it would help anybody. Where I come from, traffic laws are safety hazards and a source of revenue, not regulations designed to protect people. At least, they're ...
lol to the "apparently they don't apply to cabs" And it does seem that a lot of the radar traps just get in the way.
02/17/2011
DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO
Quote:
Originally posted by markeagleone
I drove truck for a living. The only time I flashed my lights was to tell a truck in front of me that he was clear to change lanes. To me, if you are speeding, you deserve the ticket. It's an unsafe practice.
My dad is a truck driver and I picked up this habit too. It makes me sad when some of them don't flash their tail lights back at me to thank me.
02/17/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
More so than flashing my lights to warn of a cop, I flash my lights to warn of moose or bear in the road or along the roadside.
02/17/2011
vegan.guy vegan.guy
Just to clarify my "poll vote", which said I usually flash my lights at people, I only flash them if the person is being a responsible driver. If I see someone speeding in some $80,000 car, I tend to enjoy seeing them pulled over. But if I see someone in a normal car, doing maybe 10-15 over the limit, I'll usually flash my lights. I DO NOT support speeding. As a firefighter that has been to quite a few car crashes, I encourage people to drive safely, not talk or text on their phones, and not go too far over the speed limit.
02/17/2011
Mistress M. Mistress M.
I never flash my lights. But maybe that is because my brother in law is a Deputy Sheriff. There's been too many times where someone speeding has almost hit him going down the road. My brother in law is a pretty awesome cop though, he'll usually let people off with a warning the first time he catches them..

Didn't happen to that poor city boy though who was doing 80 in a 55 down the road my brother in law lived on.. Mainly because he decided to smart off to the cop.
02/17/2011
gone77 gone77
I never do because I don't really think about it. *shrug*
02/17/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
Only in a certain city. The officers are especially uptight and I feel sorry for anyone who gets flaggd by them. They use minor offenses to issue major citations. I get the same feeling when an ump calls a strike and everyone knows it's a ball.
02/17/2011
married with children married with children
If the cop is being sneaky, then I try to flash my lights. I feel cops should be out stopping dangerous criminals, not hiding trying to catch someone going 5 miles over the speed limit. I know that both times someone has hit my car, I tried to get a cop to come out and write a report. But I could never get one, they where all busy. The one time a high school girl hit my company truck, I thought she might have been alittle drunk, or playing with her phone. I guess they were all out handing out speeding tickets that day.
02/17/2011
KikiChrome KikiChrome
I live in New Zealand. If people flash their lights it might mean that there's a speed camera ahead... or it might mean that there's stock in the middle of the road.

I was once driving down a rural road and flashed at a guy (who was obviously a real estate agent, based upon the signwriting on his car). He simply waved and honked in a friendly manner, obviously returning the "greeting" thinking that I knew him... and then immediately swerved in a panic to miss the cow that I'd been warning him about! It helps to keep an eye on where you're going, genius.
02/18/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Usually I forget. I try to remember if I see a deer or other large animal by the road.
02/18/2011
vegan.guy vegan.guy
Quote:
Originally posted by KikiChrome
I live in New Zealand. If people flash their lights it might mean that there's a speed camera ahead... or it might mean that there's stock in the middle of the road.

I was once driving down a rural road and flashed at a guy (who was ...
lol, sounds like a real bright guy.
02/19/2011
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