I use my flashing lights all the time. Seriously, what better way to get people out of your way. Oh. Wait. The shoulder? Umm, yeah:
"When asked about the incident on Wednesday, Hedge-Morrell said she rarely uses the flashing lights while traveling on the highway shoulder."
In short a (very unpopular) New Orleans city councilwoman was pulled over driving 100MPH on the interstate, weaving in and out of traffic, driving on the shoulder, and improperly using emergency lights. Someone saw this maniac and rightly called the LA State Troopers (equivalent of CHP). A state trooper pulled her over and she drops the "Do you know who I am?" line on him and takes it to the next level. Read the whole article it’s pretty amusing the gall that this overpaid, over-hyped whale of a woman has. BTW, no citations were issued. Yeah, her son/step-son/whatever went to my highschool and the guy was a tool. A family of tools. They should change their last name to Stanley.