Highland Springs, Virginia Speed Traps
Marked slicktop State Police Dodge charger – they had already pulled over someone.
This street is an outlet for several sub-divisions to 9 Mile Road (Route 33, the main street through Highland Springs). The speed limit is 25mph on Lee, while it is 35mph on ALL other parallel streets.
Henrico County officers work the west bound side in the mornings (looking for those a little late for work) and usually work the east bound side in afternoon/evening drive time.
In the afternoons they normally set up just inside white brick entry pillars (just east of Washington St) for the Confederate Hills Subdivision (where the streets widen) and they look just like just another car parked in front of a house.
This is the heaviest worked speed trap in Eastern Henrico County
I have seen both Henrico County AND Virginia State Police officers/troopers running radar and lidar (laser) at the Nine Mile Road exit of Interstate 64. They focus on westbound traffic where the speed limit drops from 65 to 55, which is "easy pickings" since nobody ever slows down there. 🙁
As you crest a very slight hill going westbound, the officer will already have spotted you and measured yours speed. He will be sitting inside the "cloverleaf" of the Nine Mile Road exit – just beyond the overpass. They can hide in plain signt, so to speak. If they face you straight on, they’ll probably be using radar.
If the cruiser is parked perpendicular to the highway and the driver’s window is down, he is likely using lidar/laser – which can pick out one car from a crowd. Both are accurate, of course, but the laser can only be used from a stationary position and the officer has to "look through it" to zap a particular vehicle.
You have been warned!