Fairfax City, Virginia Speed Traps
Marked cars sit in the parking lot exit lanes so it looks like they are ordinary cars waiting to get out (until you get close enough to see who they really are). I’ve seen them use different low-traffic parking lots — the one in front of the now-closed Outback Steakhouse, and also the one in front of the black office building at 9990 Fairfax Blvd. There are a lot of trees along the side of the road coming up to those two traps, so you probably won’t notice them if you’re not looking for them.
There is often a police car sitting at the bottom of the steep hill on northbound Pickett Rd, approaching the Old Pickett Rd intersection. He sits, facing the hill, in a left-turn lane, as if his car is turning into the public park (thus forcing any actual park visitors to turn in front of his car from the main lane since he is blocking the left-turn lane). His car only comes into view after you are about halfway down the hill. Pickett Rd has a 35 MPH speed limit, and one must ride the breaks from the very top of the steep hill to the bottom to stay within the speed limit.
They had a group of cops doing radar with motorcycles off the road in the entrance of a gated community. They are out of sight until it’s too late.
Marked and un-marked sitting in the parking lot just before the crab-house on the right hand side. They’re facing the opposite direction of traffic. By the time you see them it’s too late. Posted 35 mph. Very bad on weekend mornings and evenings just as dusk settles.
There is also a traffic camera in front of the fire station at the intersection of EB 50 and Plantation.