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Do NOT Return to the Scene of the Crime

published by Andrew Flusche on September 2, 2014

free police car ride

You’ve probably seen the police on TV shows waiting at the scene of the crime to see if the suspect returns. It happened in real life recently in Stafford. As reported by the Free Lance-Star, a shoplifting suspect allegedly stole over $500 worth of merchandise from Walmart in Stafford. She left the items after being […]

Not Many Texting While Driving Tickets

published by Andrew Flusche on July 23, 2014

texting and driving

Last year Virginia law was changed to make texting while driving a primary offense, which means an officer can pull you over solely because thinks you’re texting. But are tickets being written for texting? Not really. According to the Free Lance-Star, a total of 109 people were charged with texting while driving last year in […]

Beware New Speed Limit on Unpaved Roads

published by Andrew Flusche on July 15, 2014

dirt road

In Virginia, the speed limit for unmarked highways is 55 miles an hour. A new law that took effect on July 1, 2014 has reduced the speed limit on unpaved roads to only 35 miles an hour. Note the big qualifier: we’re talking about unpaved highways, which means dirt and gravel roads. We’re not talking […]

Fredericksburg Trail Poses Safety Concerns

published by Andrew Flusche on June 24, 2014

busy intersection

Leave it to government to plan a $3 million trail without making proper plans for safety. That’s what’s going on in the City of Fredericksburg, according to a Free-Lance Star article. For quite a while on the way to court in downtown Fredericksburg, I’ve seen the progress that they’re making on the trail that crosses […]

Bicyclist Run Over by Car on Pedestrian Bridge

published by Andrew Flusche on June 23, 2014

Berkley Pedestrian Bridge

There’s a bridge called the Berkley Pedestrian Bridge in the Norfolk area that’s intended for pedestrian and bicyclist use. If you’ve ever been on the bridge you can see that there is a corresponding part of the bridge for vehicle travel; that there is a caged and protected area for pedestrians and bicycles to keep […]

We Warned You: 385 HOV Violations Issued Yesterday

published by Andrew Flusche on June 20, 2014

hov awareness day

On Thursday we posted all over social media that police in Virginia, DC, and Maryland were conducting an “HOV Awareness Day” operation. While everyone should definitely obey HOV laws at all times, we wanted to give people a heads up to be extra vigilant about the rules due to strict enforcement. The numbers are in…. […]

Red Lights – Making Them Safer?

published by Andrew Flusche on June 4, 2014

red light, green light

Scott Shenk wrote an interesting article about the plague of red light running that takes place every day in the United States. There’s certainly no doubt that running red lights causes accidents, but what’s the best solution to make the intersections safer? It’s certainly not a problem created by judicial leniency. The area judges are […]

Did you know that all Fredericksburg patrol officers are now outfitted with body-worn video cameras? Yep. If you encounter a Fredericksburg police officer, you may be on candid camera. The cameras are actually fairly visible, being worn either on a lapel clip or on the officer’s sunglasses. But you won’t necessarily know if the camera […]

Shoes and Counterfeit Money Create Crazy Car Chase

published by Andrew Flusche on May 27, 2014


The Free Lance-Star reported on a crazy car chase that took place in Stafford County earlier this week. Apparently it was all spurred on by a deal over some fancy tennis shoes. After the tennis shoe transaction went down, the seller of the shoes apparently realized that some of the bills they were given for […]

The Police Are Scanning You

published by Andrew Flusche on April 8, 2014

license plate reader

Have you seen those police cars with huge cameras on the trunk? They’re scanning your license plates. These automated license plate readers have been a fairly hot topic in Virginia for the past couple of years. The Attorney General even issued an Official Opinion in 2013 regarding their use (PDF). I just ran across a […]