The Dulles Toll Road in Virginia is considered of the most heavily patrolled roads in the country. The number of DUI arrests, criminal reckless driving tickets, and cars stopped by the police appears to far exceed the rate of most other roads.
Traffic charge citations issued on the Dulles Toll Road make up a significant portion of the traffic cases heard in Fairfax General District Court.
Why is is the case is the subject of much speculation. But certainly issuing reckless driving tickets is a profitable enterprise for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Fines and fees can easily be in the thousands of dollars if you are found guilty. Certainly the state wants those fees. And now that Virginia has repealed the abusive driver fees due to citizen outrage, it is possible that they are stepping up enforcement and prosecution of reckless driving offenses to get some of that lost revenue.
However, that doesn’t mean you have to just take it! Please contact us about how to fight a reckless driving ticket in Virginia.
What is the Dulles Toll Road?
The Dulles Toll Road (DTR) is a 14 mile long road that connects to Dulles International Airport to the Capital Beltway near Falls Church. It is also known at the Dulles Airport Access Road. It is a portion of Virginia Route 267 that extends through Fairfax County in Herndon, Reston, and Tyson’s Corner, VA. The operation of the road is run by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
Beyond the airport, route 267 continues as the Dulles Greenway, a privately owned toll road that extends to Leesburg. These areas are also frequently patrolled and citations are issued for reckless driving, especially reckless by speed (20mph over the limit).