Fredericksburg, Virginia Speed Traps
Parts of River Road are conducive to travelling well above the posted speed limit, but parts are windy, so the speed limit is posted at 40mph at this point. Avalon River subdivision (undeveloped at this point) is in the middle of a fairly straight course where 50mph+ speeds are not dangerous, therefore cops love to sit here just inside the entry and use radar.
As you cross the bridge on US 1 at the north end of town, county police are parked in a lot on the left side of the road at the light at the end of the bridge. Allegedly, they are aiming radar at cars as they cross the bridge. The bridge is .3 mile long with traffic lights at both ends. How anyone can truthfully claim that they know which car broke the beam when it’s dark and the car is possibly a quarter mile away is beyond my comprehension. Also, I said allegedly because as I was crossing the bridge, my radar detector did not go off. Only as I approached the stoplight at the end of the bridge and in front of the 2 police cars, did my radar detector give me a K-band alert. The 35 mph speed limit seems unrealistic given that there is real limited access to the highway at this point � it�s a bridge.
Officer commonly sits in unused left turn lane in median for drivers leaving Central Park headed toward US1. Careful coming over I-95 bridge! Also known to sit further down toward US1 and even on sidewalk to catch traffic headed toward Central Park after the 95 bridge.
Police car sits at bottom of hill as you go north on US1 between Twin Lakes Drive and State Route 3 (near National Guard Armory). Occasionally they will move closer to the Armory as the road starts to climb back up a hill.