Virginia police are providing fair warning about aggressive enforcement of driving laws on the U.S. 29 bypass in Amherst, VA. Police are issuing lots of speeding, traffic violation, and criminal reckless driving citations on this road, known for high speed aggressive drivers.
One common reckless driver profile is of students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, racing back to beat the midnight curfew. These students are often from out of state, and don’t consider how severe Virginia’s reckless driving penalties are.
This ignorance can easily lead to a couple of nights spent in a jail after a high speed reckless driving conviction, thanks to some tough Virginia judges.
Enforcement is going to be further increased as the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office adds new traffic enforcement units with high tech radar monitoring, and fast police vehicles to track down speeders. Specific areas to be patrolled include Virginia route 130 and U.S. 501 and US 60.
Many observers suspect that some of this stepped-up enforcement is partially due to a desire for the increased local revenue these expensive citations bring in, especially when most municipalities are experiencing budget shortfalls.
Regardless of the reasons, behind them, these aggressive patrols will likely continue, so it makes sense to slow down and be careful.
But if you do get busted for a criminal traffic citation, you’ll need the help of an experienced Virginia reckless driving defense lawyer.