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Norfolk, VA Personal Injury Attorney Reports: Motorcycle Police Launch Operation to Find Speeders, Reckless Drivers

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Virginia State Police troopers on motorcycles will again take to the roads of cities such as Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton and Portsmouth, VA, to check for speeding, reckless driving and other life-threatening behaviors behind the wheel. The effort is part of Project M.E.A.R. (Motorcycle Enforcement Accident Reduction) and is intended to enhance interstate enforcement efforts and the unique capabilities of police motorcycle units.


Officers will focus on known high-traffic and -accident areas, while maximizing highly visibility to the public, at every given opportunity. The operation will run through November 17, 2011.

This video highlights police speed enforcement efforts:



As experienced Virginia accident injury attorneys who work with clients and accident victims in each of those cities, my colleagues and I welcome anything that promises to help control bad driving on local roads and highways. We see too much reckless driving. Recently, a charge of reckless driving was brought against a woman who knocked over a school crossing guard in Chesapeake, VA. Tragically the crossing guard lost her life.

Excess speed can also be deadly on the highways of Hampton Roads. In July, 2011, we reported on how excess speed was linked to the death of a motorcyclist in Norfolk, VA. And distracted driving such as texting at the wheel is another major cause of accidents in Virginia.

If you have been injured in an accident in which a driver has been reckless or speeding or distracted you could have a good case to recover damages. This FAQ addresses what to do if you have been hit by a speeding driver.

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