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Highway courtesy...

You are driving down the road and the guy coming towards you has High Beams on.

What do you do?

1) Flash your lights at them

2) turn on your high beams and leave them on

3) Don't look directly at the on coming lights and concentrate on the solid fog line.


In Minnesota, the last is the right answer.

You can get a ticket by flashing your lights at an oncoming cars.

Reason is because yo ucould blind the oncoming car and cause an accident.


It does make sense to some degree.

I don't flash my lights anymore.  I don't need the ticket






Comment balloon 13 commentsWilliam Feela • January 05 2019 03:36AM


Dear William,

Very funny! I hope, they have the high beams on out of ignorance rather than malice. Some of the newer lights are very irritating, even without high beams.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 6 months ago

Morning William.

If that were true in my state, the law enforcement authorities would need to bring a couple of extra ticket books with them, on each shift.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 6 months ago

Good morning William. When I was younger it did not bother me. Now, however, it does! Like James Dray , I might flash my lights. Been going on in Illinois for over 60 years or more. Enjoy your day! 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

I just put my brights on also. That usually reminds them to turn theirs down, and then I do the same. 

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 6 months ago

I never flash my lights because there was a report that bad people would target you if you did and hurt you. It was like initiation to a gang.

Posted by Mike Baltierra, Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA (Rise Realty ) 6 months ago

Number 3 is the correct answer here in California too.  Although, it is very tempting to flash them so the other driver realizes their brights are on!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

I don't glash mine anymore, not with the idiots of road rage!

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 6 months ago

Now that you mention it, William, I have no clue what the laws are in NC and SC. Will need to look them up.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 6 months ago

Good morning William. Odd law I think. I absolutely love the cartoon.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 6 months ago

This a very good reminder not to flash those lights.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

Sometimes we are so overly PC it drives me nuts. I would still flash my lights and expect the same in return. Forget the ticket. What are they? 15?

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) 6 months ago

Like Myrl Jeffcoat said, #3 is the right answer.  We happily do not encounter this! Love the illustration.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 6 months ago

I'm not sure what the law is in Oregon. Did flash my brights at a Sheriff deputy before but no ticket.  Will have to look it up.

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) 6 months ago