Speed Trap Flash

Posted on April 4th, 2011 by David Williams MBE

Speed Trap FlashIt was interesting to read that a Lincolnshire motorist had been found guilty of ‘wilfully obstructing a Police Officer in the execution of her duty’ by flashing his lights to oncoming motorists to warn of a speed trap ahead.

Perhaps even more worrying is that a recent survey of 4,800 motorists revealed that nearly half of them admitted to the same offence.

Given that speed limits are the law of the land I wonder if the Lincolnshire driver or those surveyed would condone say warning a would-be shoplifter or burglar that a detective was approaching.

The link between speeding motorists and road crashes is now well documented and it is difficult to justify the ‘flashing’ motorist’s actions in any way.  It is vital that all road users accept that along with the privilege of using our roads comes the responsibility of adhering to the rules.  The alternative is danger and chaos.