Police arrested a man for violating a city ordinance after he held up a sign warning drivers of an upcoming speed trap. The man informed reporters that he and the police had the same goal: reminding drivers to obey the speed limit. His goal was to do it while preventing the issuance of Speeding Tickets, whereby the police were hoping to issue a number of Traffic Citations as a result of their speed trap.
The man stood in the center of a medium divider for a 6-Lane Highway holding a sign that read ‘Police Ahead.’ The man claims his sign is protected under the First Amendment. In 2012, a Florida Circuit Court held that Flashing Headlights to Warn Other Drivers of speed traps was Protected Free Speech.