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Updated: 01/06/2013 07:59:59AM

A flashing victory for motorists

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At the beginning of the year 2013, let’s give a shout-out to last year’s Legislature for righting a small but annoying wrong in the state’s highway laws: As of Jan. 1, it was legal for drivers to flash their lights at oncoming motorists. For whatever reason.

This form of communication had been discouraged to the point of traffic tickets by law enforcement agencies. The reason? Some people have always tended to signal fellow motorists to the presence of speed traps. Some consider it a wrong, a perversion of justice; others, perfectly honorable behavior, a civil courtesy.

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