Law Enforcement

Woodbridge Guy Buys Wheels with Fake Money & Makes $80

Ranado Braswell of Northern Virginia has been accused of ripping off a local car owner who sold his wheels to Mr. Braswell earlier today (11/3/16). In what has to be the most unique rip-off scam ever, Ranado paid Alex Tran roughly $300 in fake "movie use only" money - and even managed to get $80 cash along with [...]
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Pennsylvania Police May Be Able to Use Radar to Issue Speeding Tickets

Here's a bit of trivia for you should you ever end up on the other side of a small table from Alex Trebek - Pennsylvania is the only state in the US that doesn't allow its local police officers to use radar to issue speeding tickets (PA state troopers can use radar, however). But that may [...]

Maryland Speeds Up – Speed Limit for MD Highways increased to 70 mph

Bill SB0044 - if you don't know what those numbers mean, it means that the highway speed limits in Maryland have increased the maximum speed from 65 miles per hour to 70 miles per hour. "Based on the Maryland Department of Transportation’s research, which examined the speed of 85 percent of drivers on a given road [...]
Warning of Speed traps is illegal or not

Flashing Headlights to Warn of Speed Traps – Legal or Not?

No - not "those" headlights, boys - we're talking about the front of your car (and in case you were wondering - flashing "those" headlights is illegal in all 50 states and is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor). There are two types of DMV drivers - those who believe that speed traps are a paid service [...]
Tickets from mobile emissions stations

So Can Roadside Sniffers in VA Issue Tickets? Sort Of.

If you've found yourself on one of the many on and off ramps in Northern Virginia, you've undoubtedly accidentally come upon a roadside emissions test. You can typically tell since the roadside sign warns you that your vehicle is quickly approaching one to two forest green boxes with sniffers pointed at your exhaust. Most "modded [...]

Virginia Posts New Signage for Reckless Warnings

“The bill, which passed 26-14, would change the law so a reckless driving charge automatically applies to all drivers clocked going faster than 85 mph on any Virginia road, instead of the existing 80 mph limit.” via WTOP in February 2016. However, the bill never made it past the General Assembly and Virginia has implemented […]

What do You Do When a Non-Working Traffic Light is Flashing Red?

Perhaps it's because Driver's Ed class is about 2 decades past for most of us, but in the crowded intersections that plague the DMV, this question seems to evade most drivers creating a never-ending cycle of havoc for cross-traffic. So do you know what to do you at an intersection where a non-functioning traffic light [...]
Historic Tags face New Laws in Maryland

Effective Oct 1, 2016 – Maryland Historic Plates Get New Rules

Historic vehicle owners across the state of Maryland are receiving notice of the new Historic Motor Vehicles law that was passed last year. The notice mailed to vehicle owners that fall within the law’s changes reads: “Dear Historic Vehicle Owner. Effective October 1, 2016, Maryland law regarding Historic Motor Vehicles will change. The changes impact […]

Woodbridge BonChon Weekly Meet is Shut Down Spectacularly – Sept 4th, 2016

Well, another meet meets its timely demise - this time, Woodbridge's disorganized weekly BonChon meet located at Potomac Festival, 14563 Potomac Mills Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192. The meet has no page that keeps it organized but was usually promoted through screenshot photos with a time and date originating from a Facebook profile called "Woodbridge Meets" whose [...]