Virginia Reckless Driving

Archive for April, 2012

Loudoun County Sheriff Touts “100 Days” Accomplishments

April 17, 2012

Loudoun County Sheriff, Michael Chapman as sent out a list of notable accomplishments since he took office on January 1st 2012. Check out the full list at VivaLoudoun.com.

Virginia Woman Pulled Over For Reckless Driving in Citizens Arrest

April 16, 2012

Agnes Cox pulled over in late January for someone she believed to be a police officer.  Instead the many who pulled her over was Portsmouth Fire Marshall, Ricky McLeod.  He asked Cox a few questions and for a look at her driver’s licence, noting that she had been swerving and reminded her to put on… Read More »

Hopewell, Virginia Sheriff Unrepentant on Town’s “Million Dollar Mile” Speedtrap Fame

April 16, 2012

Astoundingly, the small community of Hopewell, Virginia collects nearly $2 million in revenue from traffic violations – primarily from a 2-mile stretch of Interstate 295 that passes through the town. And that’s just fine according to Hopewell Sheriff, Greg Anderson. Here’s the city’s charming welcome message to Virginia travelers: A recently released report from AAA… Read More »

Popular Mechanics Runs Down the How and the Why of Increased Numbers of Bus Accidents

April 10, 2012

New motor coach players sporting cheaper fares have disrupted existing North East Corridor train and bus service. These once-fringe services operating out of big-city Chinatowns have gone mainstream but many don’t realize that the safety, personnel and operational standards of these new companies don’t always measure up. National fatalities have grown substantially over the last few years… Read More »

Leesburg Man Gets Three Years on Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

April 9, 2012

Michael Rollison was involved in an alcohol-related crash in April of last year that killed his stepfather. Rollinson had two previous DUIs on his record at the time of the crash. Pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter an felony DUI, Rollinson, was recently sentenced to just under three years in jail, followed by ten years of… Read More »

Virginia Crossed $100 Million in Speeding Ticket Revenue in 2011

April 4, 2012

So reported AAA Mid-Atlantic, based on the motorist association’s research. Reckless Driving was the second most common traffic offense reported, after speeding, with Reckless Driving generating nearly $30 million dollars in ticket revenue. The most lucrative area for the state? A non-quite-a-mile stretch of I-295 near Hopewell, Virginia. This “Million Dollar Mile” alone generates many millions… Read More »

Seriously Scary Towing, An 18 Wheeler Tumbles Down Cliff in Norway

April 4, 2012

Reckless driving indeed! There are definitely some hilly parts of Loudoun that can look this way in the winter time. Scary! Luckily no one was hurt. Via BoingBoing: