Chesapeake, Virginia Speed Traps
Called “the Gauntlet ” Runs from city limit sign to Gilmerton Rd. They hide out of view in private parking lots.
They sit in middle of S. Military Hwy in the turning lane before sunrise with all the lights off on both sides (south & north bound) of the bridge. You can’t see them until you reach the top of the bridge. Not only is it a speed trap but also a public safety issue.
Both Military Highway and Providence are major roads that have speed limits of 45. Then there’s dinky little Dunbarton connecting the two, barely a quarter-mile long, and the speed limit there is 25. Cops used to sit directly outside this one house in unmarked cars, just waiting for someone to go over by so much as 6 mph, the legal minimum to be considered a ticket-able offense. They cut the bushes so the cops can’t hide anymore. The real MVPs. They now hide in the car dealership parking lots towards the intersection of Military and Greenbrier Pkwy/Dunbarton (same road, changes name). If you are slightly lead-footed coming off a highway, or gunning it to make the infinitesimally short light, they WILL catch you. Mind you, you do need to slow down – there’s a curvy bit towards Providence that you cannot take at higher speeds without giving yourself whiplash, but when you see just the ruler-straight, wide lanes by Military, you don’t think about that, and don’t even realize you were doing 40 until after your ticket’s been written.
The same road posted 60 in NC is posted 55 once you hit the Virginia line. It’s a 4 lane divided highway in both states with limited turnoffs so that 55 seems unfairly designed for a speed trap, especially since they use unmarked Dodge Chargers.
Speed reduces fro 45 to 35 without notice……The Man is hiding behind the bushes…Take caution!