Virginia collected more than $101 million in revenue from speeding infractions during 2010, and $238 million in traffic fines during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010.
Those citations were issued by both the Virginia State Police and local police departments, AAA said. The state had $36.6 million in cases for speeding and localities had a total of $64.9 million in cases. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, Virginia has 74,934 miles of roadway, 279 law enforcement agencies, and no speed cameras, by state law.
In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, Virginia’s courts collected $95 million of fines and costs related to local ordinances that parallel state statutes, according to the Auditor of Public Accounts report (attached to this article).
Fredericksburg police issued 1,663 speeding tickets in 2011 and 1,462 in 2010, according to spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe. The City of Fredericksburg courts collected $531,473 in total fines and costs, more than Bristol, Winchester, Salem, Martensville and a few other smaller cities.
This is significantly lower than the worst speeding trap locality in Virginia, called the "Million Dollar Mile" in Hopewell on Interstate 295. Hold your breath for this one, because according to AAA Mid-Atlantic, an average of 1,000 speeding tickets a month are written along that 1-2 mile stretch of interstate, netting over $150,000 per month.
Do you know of any speed traps in Fredericksburg? Where are they? Let's be safe, and also protect our wallets.