Speed Limit in Virginia: Is it Really Enforced by Aircraft?

Portner & Shure Law Firm Serving Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C.

  • We’ve all seen those signs in Virginia stating that the speed limit is enforced by aircraft and we’ve all wondered if that is actually true.
  • Virginia state police have actually lacked the funding for using speed-detecting aircraft for the last 7 years.
  • So if you’re one of the many people who have looked up at the sky while driving on Virginia’s highways and never saw an aircraft, that’s because there is nothing up there monitoring your speed
  • Instead, you should be paying attention to the roadways and looking out for state police vehicles detecting speed with radar.
  • Virginia employs strict penalties for speeders and reckless drivers in Virginia, so if you’re pulled over, call Portner & Shure and let us fight that ticket, (703) 734-8790.