What Is A ‘Flash for Cash’?
On a recent driving lesson in Grantham I witnessed an attempted ‘Flash for cash’ when my pupil approached this junction, and was waiting for a gap in the traffic on the A607. This is a notoriously busy junction, and often the emerge is as a result of being “invited” out by traffic already on the A607.
My pupil was waiting to turn right as shown on the link, when a battered old blue van approaching from our left (on the A607) slowed right down and flashed us with headlights. However, this apparent “invite” had a sting in the tail, and appears to have been a “Flash for Cash”. As my pupil began to emerge, the blue van promptly cut across us, and we narrowly avoided a collision.
This is a recent tactic being adopted in order to claim compensation by subsequently denying any use of headlights and any “invitation”.