Dale City, Virginia Speed Traps
When exiting the Wegman’s complex off of Neabsco Mills Rd via Potomac Town Center road (southern intersection onto Neabsco Mills Rd) there is Right-on-Red is not allowed. There is often a police cruiser sitting at the elbow in the road just back from the intersection. This appears to be a pretty profitable spot for them. They got me for $172.
Anywhere along Hillendale Rd. Speed Limit is 25MPH. They sit on both sides of the road with Radar.
The spped limit drops from 45 to 25 it is still two lanes in each direction Cops sit at the end near the first stop sign if headed west around a blind curve, and if headed east they sit in the church parking lot behind a sign near the entrance.
Cops will wait in large groups (I counted three cruisers and two motorcycles) on Dale Boulevard near Beville Middle School at the end of the school day. There is inadequate warning for the zone; no road markings, no “reduced speed ahead” or “school zone” signs, just two tiny flashing signs which are easily missed.
Normal speed limit is 45 mph, I was moving 40 and me and my father had no idea we were entering a school zone. The cop pointed the school warning signs out when I got a ticket and they’re barely noticeable. Immediately after the ticket two other motorists were pulled over.
Now I’ve been driving for eight years and for many thousands of miles. I’ve *never* seen any school zone with so little forewarning like this one. It’s an obvious speed trap, especially considering Prince William County’s dire financial problems. They need to raise money by any method they can, it seems.
Police sit at the traffic light closest to Dale Blvd and just pick people off coming around the curve on an incline that causes your car to accelerate when traveling north towards Dale Blvd. The limit is 40 mph, and that curve easily increases your speed to 50mph if you don’t pay attention.