Great Falls, Virginia Speed Traps
The speed limit drops to 35 miles an hour and the police have started to hang out there.
Speed drops from 35 to 25 both ways on Georgetown Pike. Favorite of Fairfax Co. They will sit off to the side in the shops, fire station, banks and, post office. Not lienient. Advice, you better not do more than 30 or, you will get tickeded.
Entering the village of Great Falls the speed limit drops to 25mph from an already low 35mph. The police sit in the fire dept. lot their view blocked by trees until you are about on top of them. They regularly sit here on Saturday mornings nabbing drivers going east. Their view also allows them to monitor the stop light a short distance further down the road.
1st trap in the area is heading towards Tysons Corner from Sterling. After you pass Drainsville road coming up on Fairfax County Parkway a few officers sit at the end of the merge ramp front Fairfax County Parkway onto Route 7 using lidar. I have noticed this is usually during the summer or nice warm day and usually 12p.m.-6p.m.
2nd trap in that same area is headling from Tysons Corner to Sterling when you pass Georgetown Pike and your coming up on Fairfax County Parkway an officer likes to pull into an entrance to a home and turn around and run lidar he is hidden really well here by a two brick pillars at night with the way the lights are I can not tell if he is there until I get close. They are there usually late at night.
3rd trap is right after the second one above. When you are coming up to Farifax County Parkway from Tysons again there is a service pull in for the bride and they love to sit there late at night and run lidar also.
The reason they are heavy there is because the speedlimit goes from 55 to 45 right there and it’s downhill so you coast a little faster to. This is about half a mile of road you have to worry about. I recommended never speeding there. This is between Drainsville Rd. and Georgetown Pike.
Hope this saves someone.