1972 November 19

Free Speech Protects Right to Warn Drivers About Police Radar


A New Jersey court on this day ruled that the First Amendment protects the right to war motorists about police radar on the road ahead. The case involved Robert Taylor, of Ridgefield, New Jersey, who had been arrested for holding up a cardboard sign reading “Radar Ahead” on Shaler Avenue in Ridgefield.

Taylor’s mother said that the judge decided that “it’s not bad to tell other people to be good.”

Learn more about freedom of speech from the ACLU: www.aclu.org


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