The deputy saw what Kintner was up to and issued two tickets: one for running a stop sign, and another for flashing his headlights. The officer’s rationale for ticket #2 was based on Florida’s state law that prohibits motorists from flashing after-market emergency lights, even though it’s not clear that the lights Kintner used were after-market. Ultimately, Kintner sued, arguing that the Florida law was misapplied in his case and that the Sheriff’s Office was violating his civil rights. Judge Alan Dickey agreed with the plaintiff, saying that Florida’s law didn’t apply to people who, like Kintner, used their headlights to communicate. Earlier this week, Dickey amended and broadened that ruling, stating that using headlights to communicate is free speech protected by the U.S. Constitution. Kintner has also filed suit against Florida Highway Patrol and hopes for a similar ruling in that case. In the meantime, both the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department and the Florida Highway Patrol have stopped writing tickets for headlight-flashing.