April 7, 2021
Heads up, drivers in Fairfax City – photo speed cameras are headed your way. The Virginia General Assembly and Gov. Northam recently enacted legislation granting limited photo speed enforcement authority to Virginia localities.
#It was also part of the City’s 2020 legislative program and, following a work-session discussion and a public hearing, City Council approved it for use here. City attorney Brian Lubkeman explained where and when it applies.
#“It’s limited to school-crossing and work zones, and only while they’re active,” he said. “City police officers will review each photo, and the penalty is a civil fine. And the records and photos are eventually destroyed.”
#Fairfax City staff has worked with its existing, photo red-light vendor to obtain new equipment – a combination of fixed and portable speed-monitoring devices. In addition, it’s making upgrades to that current equipment, to be prepared in case the scope of permitted photo speed-camera enforcement expands in the future.