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View Poll Results: Do you flash to warn about speed traps?
Yes (even if it's rarely) 130 74.29%
Never 45 25.71%
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Old June 6th, 2010, 12:17 PM   #81
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I wonder if they give you the chance to go to an ATM. Not everybody carries a lot of cash while traveling, at least I don't. I usually have 50 EUR cash and use my credit card in the first place. If you do carry a lot of cash, it's gonna raise questions, maybe they think you're a money launderer.
AFAIK, that excuse won't get you very far in Norway. I believe the police take credit cards...
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Old June 6th, 2010, 05:53 PM   #82
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I wonder if they give you the chance to go to an ATM. Not everybody carries a lot of cash while traveling, at least I don't. I usually have 50 EUR cash and use my credit card in the first place. If you do carry a lot of cash, it's gonna raise questions, maybe they think you're a money launderer.
Yes, they do. You can also come along to the local police station to pay there by credit or debit card.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #83
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I wonder if they give you the chance to go to an ATM.
They do. It's not a personal experience, but I saw one such occasion on a Dutch TV show

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Old June 6th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #84
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Personal experience from Luxembourg and Germany- they take credit cards.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #85
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In Portugal they take credit cards and in the UK they give you a week to pay or somthing like that
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Old June 6th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #86
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In Romania if you pay in 48 hours your fine is reduced at half.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 09:26 PM   #87
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Enjoy the funny Spanish speed trap

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Old June 8th, 2010, 12:00 AM   #88
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Hahaha that is priceless!
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Old June 8th, 2010, 08:41 PM   #89
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i said it before and i say it again

Do you flash to warn about speed traps?

YES!
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Old June 9th, 2010, 07:21 AM   #90
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Enjoy the funny Spanish speed trap

I think the police are the ones hitting the bottle here.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 08:52 AM   #91
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I did at night once and then realized I flashed an on coming police officer...haha. Don't really do it any more.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 11:53 AM   #92
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Of Course baby, I flash like a Christmas tree because in Serbia police are only stopping people with old cars, speed traps are very frequent and I have NEVER seen they stopped a new car even if it's speeding in the front of their eyes.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:45 AM   #93
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Yes. All the time. People in countries all over Europe have prevented me from paying astronomical on-the-spot fines, so the least I can do is warn people back...
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Old July 13th, 2011, 03:20 AM   #94
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Since there are not that many speed traps near where I live I don't do it that often.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 12:41 AM   #95
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That Spanish video . Whoever came up with that is clever!
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Old July 14th, 2011, 02:12 PM   #96
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In Spain it is forbidden... and sometimes, when a radar check, a police is placed in opposite direction and... should a car flashes, they put them a penalty because "using lights if no need".

And flash penalty can be higher than speed penalty.


Anyway, at Spain there are too many fixed radars and are absolutely indicated. Should someone be punished there is because he wants to drive very fast... because you are adviced 500m before of the radar.

In those cases, obviously, no need to flash anyone, road signals "flash" them.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 12:51 AM   #97
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In Spain it is forbidden... and sometimes, when a radar check, a police is placed in opposite direction and... should a car flashes, they put them a penalty because "using lights if no need".

And flash penalty can be higher than speed penalty.
very questionable from a legal point of view, it's almost impossible to prove. One might "accidentally" touch the switch
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Old July 15th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #98
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I usually flash if I see either a police car waiting for someone to chase, or if I see some other unusual hazard, like a rock that's fallen onto a mountain road or a recent traffic accident that hasn't caused a significant traffic jam yet. Flashing is pretty rare in this area, but so are good reasons to flash.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 10:05 PM   #99
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I never flash to warn about speed traps... if one drives too fast he deserves a ticket. I don't like being flashed for the same reason: I always think that something serious happened on the road ahead, until I see the speed trap and I curse this extension of the concept of "emergency".
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Old July 15th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #100
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In India, people flash their headlights when they are going fast and want the slower car/truck in front of them to move over.

In the part of the U.S. where I live, most people would not recognize flashing headlights as a warning of a police speed trap. Most people use it to yield the right of way to someone who would usually not have it in the situation. For example, an oncoming car flashing its headlights to a school bus turning left means that the school bus can go ahead and turn.
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