Fairfax County Police: "50 mph Means 50 mph"
The Fairfax County Police Department has released the following statement about the upcoming speed enforcement campaign along the Fairfax County and the Franconia-Springfield Parkways.
Motorists will notice increased police presence on the Fairfax County Parkway and the Franconia Springfield Parkway during the next two weeks. Officers from five district police stations (Franconia, West Springfield, Fair Oaks, Sully and Reston) and the Motorcycle Unit are participating in an Educational and Speed Enforcement Campaign for the two weeks ending Friday, December 9, 2005.
The intent of the campaign is to stop bad driving behavior, especially speeding, driving recklessly or aggressively. From January through October 2004, there were 690 reportable crashes on the two parkways. During the same time this year, there have been 782 reportable crashes.
Throughout the campaign, variable message boards will be set up somewhere along the 37 miles of the two parkways. Three messages will be programmed to be displayed one after another to passing motorists: "Check your Speed," "Speed Limit 50" and "50 Means 50."
The campaign will utilize marked and unmarked police cars, motorcycles and both radar and lidar speed detection devices.
November 30, 2005; 4:03 PM ET
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