You might want to ease up a bit on the gas pedal while driving on the Fairfax County Parkway over the next couple of weeks.
The Fairfax County Police Department and Virginia State Police are teaming up for a two-week initiative — â€œ50 Means 50â€ — along Route 7100. The campaign, which kicks off on Sunday, April 17, will target aggressive and reckless driving, speeding, texting while driving, following too closely and failure to pay full time and attention on the Parkway.
Motor squad officers along with patrol officers from several district stations throughout the county and Virginia State Troopers will be assigned specific enforcement duties along the parkway.
And you won’t always know if you’re being watched. The task force will be using motorcycles, Mustangs, Camaros, Impalas, pick-up trucks and other unmarked and marked police vehicles.
The stepped-up enforcement will take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until its conclusion on Saturday, April 30.
The intent is to reduce the overall average speed on the parkway and to cut the toll in property damage, injury and fatal crashes — making the parkway a safer place for all.