Missouri judge's ruling a victory for those who flash headlights to warn of speed traps

  • Article by: JIM SALTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 6, 2014 - 2:16 PM

ST. LOUIS — It's a common practice among drivers who pass through a speed trap: Flash your headlights at approaching cars as a warning to slow down. Now, a federal court judge in Missouri says penalizing drivers for the headlight flash violates their First Amendment right to free speech.