Falls Church, Virginia Speed Traps
On the stretch of I-66, between WashingtonDC and Fairfax, speedtraps are common near exits 73(exit ramp), 68(hidden on grassy shoulders), 66(east bound where 3 lanes become 2 lanes), 62(on/exit ramps). They are on both eastbound and westbound lanes of I-66. Unmarked Chevy Impalas also patrol this section frequently.
Going eastbound on Rt. 50, just after driving under the "Seven Corners" bridge, there is often a squad car parked up the embankment on the righthand side catching people speeding on Route 50. You will not see him till it’s too late
If it was up to the cops, they would patrol this partial area 24/7, but that would cause too many traffic backups. Here is the deal: If you are going East on route 7 (Broad st.) just a few dozen yards east of Haycock St, you are now in Falls Church city vs. Fairfax county. There is no sign, but if you look on the map it is so. The Falls Church cops generally hide just past this line and give out tickets fairy easily. The reason is that just a few hundred yards to the west on route 7, the speed limit is 35 mph, but then it becomes 25 mph. Now this is clearly posted and the regular commuter is well aware of this, but the visitors get caught fairly regularly. A few more circumstances are in favor of the cops: The interstate 66 ramp is a huge downhill ramp that dumps you out in the 35 mph zone, just to have it become 25 mph in a few seconds of driving. Also, route 7 (broad st.) is a 4-lane road, adding to the illusion of a higher speed, and its going downhill into Falls Church. The cops generally hide just past the Long John Silvers restaurant.
cops sit in a church parking lot at the end of route 7 in Falls Church just as it hits Seven Corneres. One cop mans the radar and waves the victims in and the other 3-4 cops write tickets. Sometimes, one will hide further down rt. 7 and radio the units ahead.
The cop is usually a motorcycle cop. He will sit behind the wall of Dulin church to nab people going westbound. The speed limit here is 25, but it is a 4 lane, high density traffic area. It does not help that Rt. 7 (broad street) is a 45 mph zone directly before the 25 zone. AAA has complained about this traffic zone, too.