Sandston, Virginia Speed Traps
Henrico County officers will use lidar (laser) there. An officer dressed in camouflage (NO…I AM NOT KIDDING!) will sit in a lawn chair in the median underneath a small tree – and will lock in your speed with a hand-held laser unit. He then radios to a uniformed officer in a marked car to stop you and issue a summons.
They typically go after southbound traffic on Airport Drive (below the I-64 interchange) – just south of where the speed limit drops from 55 mph to 45 mph – mostly on sunny days. The road is a four-lane divided highway with few traffic signals, so it is very easy to run along at 55 or even 60 mph. They’ll have four or five officers writing the tickets and can write them as fast as they can stop them.
You have been warned!