The other day I drove right past the more-or-less
permanent radar trap on the Prince Edward Viaduct connecting Bloor Street and
Danforth Avenue, where earlier this year, TSN's Motoring 2008 host Brad Diamond was stopped for
flashing his high beams to warn other drivers of the radar trap's presence.
We fought that in court, on the fairly simple premise that warning people about radar traps is patently NOT illegal. Needless to say we won - because apparently the prosecution didn't want to take it to trial.
Whatever you may think of the wisdom or morality of warning other motorists about radar, the cops can't go making up the law as they go along. If they think it should be illegal, they can try to have the appropriate statute enacted.
However, on this occasion, the radar cops were there, but the flashing-headlights detail was not.
Progress? Or simply too many officers booking off on vacation?
We can only hope.