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Police Target Reckless Driving On Fairfax Co. Parkway

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Fairfax County Police are targeting aggressive drivers on the Fairfax County Parkway this week.
Fairfax County Police are targeting aggressive drivers on the Fairfax County Parkway this week.

The intent of the two-week initiative is to reduce the speed and the number of fatal crashes on the parkway, according to a Fairfax County Police spokesperson.

Virginia State Troopers will be deployed on the full length of the 35-mile parkway using marked and unmarked vehicles to detain drivers going above the 50 mph speed limit. The program is part of the ['50 Means 50']9http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/news-releases/2011/041411traffcampaign.htm) campaign.

There have been 14 fatal crashes on the Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield parkways since 2004. This year alone, one fatal crash has been reported along with 58 other crashes that resulted in injuries.

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