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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.
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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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