Smithfield, Virginia Speed Traps
Town resident often get a break but tourists don’t stand a chance. Be care in the town limits of Smithfield. This Mayberry type town bought a motorcycle and it hides all up and down South Church St writing speeding tickets, ones barely over the speed limit. It’s all about the money in this little town and if you don’t live there be prepared to give
I’ve seen a cop parked there at least once a week. Since the road is closed and usually flooded during high tide, nobody uses it EXCEPT the cops! It’s way too easy to go over the 25 mph limit because if you’re coming from town, you’re coming downhill…
When shift changes occur at the packing plants there is a lot of foot traffic. People at packing plants have a tendency to walk in front of cars and expect the cars to slam on brakes. A little common sense would go along way.
From Benns Church direction, Rt. 10 Splits and the bypass often has police on the left shoulder waiting for cars to speed up to the 55mph early. There is no safety reason one side of the road is 55 and the other 45…but the police give tickets regardless.
Va Rt 10/32 between Chuckatuck and Benn’s Church the state police are often hidden in the wide median strip. My son was ticketed there. It is a four lane divided highway and posted 55 mph and they seem to ticket over 60 mph. From a safety aspect 70 would not be an unreasonable speed