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Here’s why you should slow down on the Powhite Parkway

RICHMOND, Va. — Expect to see a heavy police presence along the Powhite Parkway/Route 76 in Richmond today. Richmond Police and Virginia State Police have teamed up to stop speeders.

“This enforcement operation is in response to numerous complaints from motorists about speeders and reckless drivers along this stretch of highway, especially near the toll plazas,” Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said via email. “Traffic initiatives like today’s are an effective way of reminding drivers of the importance of complying with posted speed limits, for their safety and others.”

The speed limits where police are patrolling range from 45 mph to 55 mph, Geller said.

“Any funds generated from summonses issued by Virginia State Police go directly to court fees and the state’s Literary Fund, which benefits public school construction, technology funding and teacher retirement,” she added.

4 comments

  • Tar Zan

    Yeah because if we are payin close to $5 in tolls for a round trip and slowing down for each toll,we should be able to drive fast. I can vouch that this is a hotspot for speeders though.

  • Gordon

    They should also watch for slow oblivious drivers in the fast lane texting and talking on their phones on the same stretch of road. It is rampant.

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