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Tickets on the Beltway: Free Legal Consult in D.C.

by | Aug 12, 2011

Motorists on Route 50 in Prince George’s County and those on the D.C. Beltway should be aware of increased enforcement as officers have handed out dozens of tickets. Those facing drunk driving charges in Washington, D.C. should always consult an experienced attorney.

You should also consider talking to a D.C. Traffic Ticket Lawyer to keep speeding tickets or other traffic infractions off your record. For about the cost of a waiver, you can often keep points off your license, which in turn will give your insurance company an excuse to jack up your rates.

The Washington Post reports troopers in Prince George’s County recently issued 91 speeding tickets, charged 11 people with driving on suspended or revoked licenses, and slapped four motorists with drunk driving charges or drug violations. Ostensibly, the crackdown effort targets High Occupancy Vehicle Lane violations. But once the fishing expedition begins, law enforcement takes free reign. The crackdown is occurring along a 7.5 miles stretch of Route 50 between Route 301 and the Capital Beltway.

HOV violators face a $90 fine and a point on their license as part of a crackdown effort that even the police acknowledge increases congestion and is a danger to law enforcement officers and other motorists on the road.

Meanwhile, an enforcement effort on the Capital Beltway resulted in 195 vehicle stops. Police say they are looking for aggressive and inattentive drivers, drunk drivers and speeders. Troopers slapped six motorists with seat belt violations, issued 13 safety equipment repair orders and handed out 115 warnings. The Post reports that the Prince George’s County portion of the Beltway is responsible for 70 percent of Beltway fatalities even though it accounts for just one-third of Beltway miles. If you are facing DUI charges or other traffic violations in Washington D.C. or the surrounding area, contact Scrofano Law, PC for a free consultation by calling (202) 765-3175 or by filling out an online contact form. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards are accepted.