• Speak Up! for safe streets at public hearing on automated speed enforcement.

FABB encourages county riders and others interested in safer streets to participate in a public hearing held by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on December 6 at 4:30 pm. The discussion, set for the end of the Board’s meeting that day, will focus on plans to add a new section to the county code on photo speed monitoring devices in or around school crossing zones and highway work zones along with a graduated fine structure based on vehicle speed.

“Photo speed monitoring device” refers to equipment that uses radar or LIDAR-based speed detection and produces one or more photographs, microphotographs, videotapes, or other recorded images of vehicles. The proposed ordinance sets the fines at $50 for going 10-14 mph over the limit; $75 for exceeding the limit by 15-19 mph; and $100 for a 20 mph or greater violation.

You can find more details on the proposal at this slide presentation given to the Board of Supervisors.

We urge riders to support this new ordinance by contacting your district supervisor and urging them to vote to approve the proposal.

You also can submit testimony for the hearing by phone, video, and email. Directions can be found here.

Questions regarding this proposed amendment may be directed to the Fairfax County Police Department, Traffic Division, at 703-280-0551.



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