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I wonder if Hopewell’s famous speed traps have been closed?

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I wonder if Hopewell’s famous speed traps have been closed?

I wonder if Hopewell’s famous speed traps have been shut down? Google other sites about Hopewell’s speed traps. See the link below for further information.

VA Interstate 295 is the main Bypass of Petersburg and Richmond for Interstates 64 and 95: Hopewell

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1. Re: I wonder if Hopewell’s famous speed traps have been closed?

When we were driving by on Sunday, the Hopewell police and state police were in their usual spots. I drive that stretch of 295 once or twice a week. Nothing to worry about if you are following the speed limit signs, or even five miles over.

This gets a bit more press, but I think every locality has their "revenue enhancement" spots on the highway.

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2. Re: I wonder if Hopewell’s famous speed traps have been closed?

You know, I tried to develop some sort of outrage but I just could not muster anything.

The underlying issue here is not that Hopewell LEOs are aggressively enforing the 70MPH speed limit, but that "you" were busted speeding. If you don't want to pay the fine don't do the crime seems fitting here.

The sheriff has also been very clear that they are targeting those drivers that exceed 80+MPH. That whole "9 yer fine, 10 yer mine," mantra is at work here, and 81MPH isn't mere speeding -- in Virginia that is reckless driving.

In 2014 the sheriff stated that -- "over the last two years, his officers arrested 34 drivers going over 100 miles an hour. 805 were ticketed for speeds between 90 and 99. Another 23,471 were caught going 84 or higher."

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3. Re: I wonder if Hopewell’s famous speed traps have been closed?

Drive that way all the time going to the NC beaches and never once had an issue. Keep my speed between 70 and 75 when it is 70, and 65 and 70 when it is 65. I have no need to go 80 MPH or more.

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I agree with VAP (#2above). "Give five, take five, then pay the fine" was the way we learned it.

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5. Re: I wonder if Hopewell’s famous speed traps have been closed?

No it has not. A friend got a "reckless driving" ticket just last week (December 2017)

The people of Virginia should be ashamed that their state calls 10 miles over the speed limit a jailable offense. Anyone who feels differently but has EVER done so should turn themselves in to their local authorities.

The people of Hopewell should be ashamed that their city government blackmails people passing nearby (the freeway is right on the edge of this miserable town, doesn't even go through it).

This is like Southern justice from the 1950's....Hey boy, you goin' to jail...lessen of course you give money to my poker buddy the judge and my bass fishin' buddy the lawyer.

Shame on all of you!

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6. Re: I wonder if Hopewell’s famous speed traps have been closed?

Reckless driving in Virginia is 20 miles over the speed limit (not 10) or 80 MPH regardless of the applicable speed limit. Your friend broke the law and got caught. I have no sympathy.

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8. Re: I wonder if Hopewell’s famous speed traps have been closed?

No idea why this old post popped up. for anyone interested, we drove this stretch a week ago, and saw one Hopewell police officer who had pulled someone over, on the other side of the road was a state police car monitoring speed. if drivers obey the 70 mile per hour speed limit, no problems!

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9. Re: I wonder if Hopewell’s famous speed traps have been closed?

No. They don’t set up as often now since new sheriff is in town.

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