Essex, Virginia Speed Traps
From Braves Fork to Center Cross. Both local and State police patrol this area. Multiple cars on patrol at any time.
State police sit in median strip facing south, on US 17 south, just past "Welcome to Essex County" sign. I was pulled over TWICE in one morning. The speed limit is 55 on a divided highway. I believe, though I’m not sure, since the speedometer on the car I was driving was, in fact, broken, that I was driving between 60 and 65. However, this speedtrap is VERY VERY well known all over VA, and I am surprised that I am the first person to report it here. I went ahead and paid the tickets, since I didn’t have the time or money to spend getting someone else’s car’s speedometer repaired at that time (I was on the way to a job interview!)