Loudoun County Virginia Reckless Driving

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

April 16, 2012 | No Comments »

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 Mid-Atlantic put Hopewell in the national spotlight.  According to the state auditor figures shared by AAA, the tiny community of Hopewell leads all Virginia municipalities in speeding ticket revenue, which state-wide reached $100 million in 2011.

For more on Hopewell’s speed trap, including Sheriff Anderson’s own explanation of how his highly vigilant speeding enforcement came into being (in 2011 11 Hopewell deputies wrote more than 14,000 tickets!) check out the full article at the Progress-Index.com.



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