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In a unique twist on free speech, state lawmakers in Florida took action after a circuit court judge ruled in May that a motorist had a First Amendment right to warn an oncoming driver about a speed trap by flashing his headlights, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel.

As of Tuesday, drivers in the Sunshine State will be legally entitled to intermittently flash their vehicles’ head lamps at other motorists — regardless of their purposes for doing so.

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