I just received this message today. I thought it would be helpful to pass it along. I myself sometimes have to flash the opposite drivers when I drive late at night across the cities. It's just meant to alert sleepy drivers to focus on the road. Or when you need to pass an 18-wheeler and you think that the driver can't clearly see you, you flash! I learned that from a friend who used to be a professional cross-country driver.
Here is the message
DON'T FLASH HEADLIGHTS AT CAR WITH LIGHTS NOT ON!!
Police officers working with the DARE program have issued this
Warning: If you are driving after dark and see and on-coming car with no headlights on, DO NOT FLASH YOUR LIGHTS AT THEM! This is a common Bloods member "initiation game"
That goes like this: The new gang member under initiation drives along with no headlights, and the first car to flash their headlights at him is now his "target." He is now required to turn around and chase that car hen shoot and kill every individual in the vehicle in order to complete his initiation requirements. Police Depts across the nation are being warned. Their intent is to have all the new bloods nationwide drive around on Friday and Saturday nights with their headlights off.
In order t o be accepted into the gang, they have to shoot and kill all individuals in the first auto that does a courtesy flash to warn them that their lights are off.
Make sure you share this information with all the drivers in your family! Please forward this message to all your friends And family members to inform them about this initiation ritual.
Washington County Community Corrections
14949 62nd St. N Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 430-6905 phone
(651) 430-6999 fax
Randy Cripe, Director
Elkhart County Sheriff's Department