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Police reveal the roads you’re most likely to get a speeding ticket

Posted at 11:05 PM, Jul 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-10 07:19:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Many a driver has been behind the wheel when they suddenly caught themselves going just a little too fast.

"People get in their cars and they're just in a hurry," said one driver.

And sometimes drivers get busted and pulled over for speeding.

Writing tickets is something most officers do daily, in hopes to increase safety conditions, they said.

"We're not out there to just write someone a ticket, we're out there trying to enforce the speed limit to increase safety on the roadway," said Senior Officer Christopher Cutshaw with the Chesterfield County Police Department.

 Senior Officer Christopher Cutshaw with the Chesterfield County Police Department.

Senior Officer Christopher Cutshaw with the Chesterfield County Police Department.

CBS 6 asked where the hot spots for speeding tickets happen to be. Data came in from Richmond, Chesterfield, and Henrico.

"Sometimes the road design plays a factor, it kind of depends on how the speed limits are set up," said Cutshaw.

Chesterfield County

Chesterfield Police provided the numbers for the last nine months.

The 6000 block of Hopkins Road near Hopkins Road Elementary had the most speeding tickets, with 124 given out in that time frame.

Hopkins Road

"The normal speed limit is 45 and it drops to 25 in the school zone," said Cutshaw.

The other two hot spots are in Midlothian.

There were 72 tickets written in the 13400 block of Hull Street Road near the Commonwealth Center Shopping Center.

Hull Street Road

In the 12700 block of Robious Rd. near the Salisbury neighborhood, 66 tickets were written.

Robious Road

Where do you think you are most likely to get ticketed? Sound off on the WTVR CBS 6 Facebook page. 

CBS 6 visited some of those spots with Officer Cutshaw, and watched as he pulled over two cars for speeding on Robious Road, in about 30 minutes.

Henrico County

In Henrico, from June 1 of last year to June 30, 2015 there were 775 speeding violations on Parham Road, at the Willey Bridge.

"That doesn't surprise me at all," said one Henrico driver.

Parham Road

Hungary Road at Royerton Drive in the Laurel area of the county was the next highest, with 447 violations.

Hungary Road

Mechanicsville Turnpike at Springdale Road, not far from Laburnum, ranked third with 443 tickets.

Mechanicsville Turnpike

Richmond

In Richmond, 345 speeding tickets were given out in the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike near George Wythe High School, over the past 12 months.

Midlothian Turnpike

The 700 block of South Belvidere Street near VCU was the second hot spot with 198 tickets.

South Belvidere Street

In third place was the 1500 block of Commerce Road, with 135 tickets.

Commerce Road

The Richmond Police Department said it's trying to slow speeders by being visible, and using radar guns. Regardless if drivers are rushing or running late, many who have received a ticket agree that speeding is just not worth it.

"First of all, I don't want to pay the speeding fines, and I don't want my insurance to go up," said May Davis of Henrico, "and I do think, oh gosh, I could be in a really bad accident and not only hurt myself but hurt someone else."