Ouch! Yeah, they will get you if speeding around here.DO NOT SPEED, especially in Rappahannock county. :att:
I agree, Tim. You learn how to handle your lead foot here in Virginia. The area that the author mentioned has a lot of curves and slow turns. So he really stood out with 93 mph.I live in Northern Virginia and I've seen that speeding offenses (up to 15 miles over limit)do not seem to be strictly enforced. I believe that local Virginia police (County of Fairfax, City of Alexandria, State) concentrate on those who are clearly driving recklessly (excessive speeding and weaving) or who run through red lights or stop signs. Northern Virginia police are practically invisible during rush traffic since any car pulled over by a police car with lights flashing has a detrimental effect on smooth traffic flow.
I'm more cautious about speed when I cross over into Maryland where I suspect that their goal is less about traffic safety and more about revenue-ing.
Don't speed through Virginia. Also if your state has a no tint law, Virginia can issue you a tint ticket. They also have stricter penalties. The also want to hit you with reckless driving for speeding. Just threw the tint ticket in the glove box. Haven't even looked at it yet. Most of the way down to Hilton Head Island I was being passed. I get nabbed getting out from behind a semi who was holding up traffic cruising in the left lane. Leo pulled the guy over that was passing me and waved me over too. Guess I should be happy to only get a tint ticket. But not really when that was the only time in the 12 hour ride when I pushed it a little.[/QUOTE How can they issue a tint ticket if your not from that state. What are they gonna do if you do not pay? What can they do to me (from Canada) if my windows are tinted? I am just passing through. In Canada it is legal, and the shade of darkness varies from province to province.
Wow, that is really scary. Someone could just be angry, make up a story and get you in trouble with the law!! I think the whole thing should be thrown out! I don't think average citizens should be traffic cops. Would like to hear how that comes out!Virginia is a little screwy with what they can do, like this one. One of my coworkers daughters got served with a warrant that another individual swore out on her, no law enforcement was even involved with the incident. The guy (old man) said she passed him in a no passing zone. He followed her to her college, got her tag number and called the law. They contacted the school to get her name to issue the warrant. What she said happened is the guy pulled out in front of her and she went to the other lane to keep from hitting him. It's a he said/she said but they have court sometime soon.