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Police Speed Enforcement Tactics in Virginia

VirginiaUnderstanding the speed enforcement tactics and equipment used in Virginia can save you from getting an expensive speeding ticket!

Virginia Radar Detector and Laser Jammer Laws

Radar detectors
and laser jammers are illegal in passenger cars in the state of Virginia.

Points of Interest

  • Police use the Spectre RDD to detector radar detectors.
  • Traffic citations must be personally served to the defendant to be valid.
  • Member of non-resident compact.

Phone/Texting Laws

  • Texting ban law.
  • No ban on handheld cell phones while driving.

Aircraft Enforcement

Virginia does have an aviation wing, however it is not utilized for traffic enforcement.


Police do speed enforcement using both rear and forward facing pacing.

Red Light and/or Photo Radar Enforcement


Police Radar Enforcement

State procurement records over the past 5-years indicate that the following police radar guns are used by both state and local police agencies.

  • Applied Concepts Stalker Basic K-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker DSR Ka-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker DSR 2X Ka-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker MDR Ka-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker Patrol K-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker II SDR Ka-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker SL K-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker SL Ka-band
  • Kustom Signals Eagle II K-band
  • Kustom Signals Eagle II Ka-band
  • Kustom Signals Falcon HR K-band
  • Kustom Signals Talon II
  • Kustom Signals Talon Directional

Police Laser Enforcement

State procurement records over the past 5-years indicate that the following police lidar guns are used by both state and local police agencies.

  • Kustom Signals Pro Laser III
  • Kustom Signals ProLite
  • Kustom Signals Ultralyte


Police do utilize VASCAR speed timing equipment.

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