Motorist sues Florida Highway Patrol, alleging "Improper Flashing of High Beams" is a non-existent crime

According to a report today on Tampa Bay's WTSP 10 News, Florida motorist Eric Campbell filed a class action lawsuit in Florida state court against the Florida Highway Patrol.  Campbell alleges that the FHP cited him, and the State of Florida subsequently fined him, for flashing his lights to warn other motorists that they were approaching a speed trap.  The citation reads that his citation relates to "Improper Flashing of High-Beams."  The problem, according to Campbell, is that there is no Florida law that prevents a motorist from flashing his or her lights for this purpose.  Campbell's citation indicates that he violated Florida Statute 316.2397.  According to the suit, that statute "does not prohibit the flashing of headlights as a means of communications, nor does it in any way reference flashing headlights or the use of high beams."  The suit also references a 2005 court order saying that state law doesn't prohibit the flashing of vehicle headlights.  Since 2005, the FHP has allegedly issued 10,429 citations to drivers for flashing their headlights.  For more information Eric A. Campbell v. Julie L. Jones, et al., 11CA2327 (2nd J. Cir., Fla).