Is there anything you have ever wanted to know from Campbell Police Department? Well, this is your chance to ask.
Patch has always strived to bring its readers all types of information and keep them updated on what is happening in their communities. It is with that in mind that we bring you our column, “Ask a Campbell Cop.” We'll be teaming up with the Campbell Police Department to answer your questions.
Whether you have a question about certain laws and how they might affect you, your family or friends, or how to stay safe in certain situations, we want you to ask them. Every week we will run two or three questions and give some answers.
To submit a question, email firstname.lastname@example.org or add it in the comments section below.
This week's questions from Campbell Patch readers were answered by Campbell Police Captain Dave Carmichael.
Q: Is it illegal to warn people of speed traps? For example, when people flash their lights to warn motorists that a police car is hiding ahead, or posting something on say Facebook with the location of the trap?
Our primary goal in conducting traffic enforcement is to increase safety by ensuring compliance with the law. We encourage everyone to notify their friends and family if they see us working speed enforcement in an area to encourage them to obey the speed limit.
While flashing your headlights may not be the best idea, there is nothing illegal about posting messages, etc. to alert other motorists to an area where we are working enforcement.
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