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Police Department Actually Had to Tell People: 'Flashlights are NOT Headlights


"Not acceptable..."

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No, it wasn't part of a Jeff Foxworthy "You might be a redneck" routine: Police in Knoxville, Tennessee, actually had to alert the public that replacing a burned-out headlight with a flashlight isn't OK.

The Knoxville Police Department posted a photo on Facebook of a car that was stopped because of someone's low-tech fix — way too low-tech.

Police said they stopped a man driving in the dark with the bungee cord-secured flashlight in place of his headlight not once, but twice in an 18-hour period. He was first stopped and cited at 2 a.m. on Feb 2 and again at 8 p.m. that same day.

Police stressed that replacing your car's headlight with a flashlight is "very dangerous to the driver and other vehicles sharing the road."

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