Posted by: project151 | October 5, 2007

Eye on Enforcement: Rt. 250 near Rt. 151

Directly across the road from this sign near the Rt. 250/Rt. 151 intersection …

Rt. 250 truck sign

… we saw this Albemarle County Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer doing his job:

Rt. 250 pull over

As soon as she saw us taking the picture, the driver of the tractor trailer opened her door and shouted, “Get the hell outta here!”

The last time I checked, the 1st Ammendment was alive and well which means angry drivers can shout nasties at us and we can take pictures. Furthermore, if the driver is innocent and passed the inspection, she is free to tell us. Our email address is project151-at-gmail-dot-com.

Kudos again to Albemarle County Commercial Vehicle Enforcement for keeping an eye on these roads!

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Responses

  1. Good catch! Make the area hostile for them and they will stay away! Funny how that works.

  2. One thing we can all be thankful for, is this is not eastern Kentucky coal country. The coal companies control everything “King Coal” in those areas. The coal trucks run over weight and run in groups so if there is a wreck and or fatality the other drivers all swear it was not the coal truck drivers fault.

    In Kentucky, Judges are elected, and who you think funds and recruits their candidates?

    So keep up the fight, the people still have some power in VA.

  3. I believe that Oct 11 is the one year anniversary of the accident that
    claimed two lives in front of my dental office on Rt 151. That makes 7
    fatalities in less than a year.

  4. This is the first time I have been aware of any enforcement of traffic laws on Rt. 151, Rt. 6 or Rt. 29. Thanks to the officer and suggest letters of Governor Kaine and VDOT commissioner asking for enforement of traffic law on all Nelson Roads.

  5. For the information of the general public, who may not know by looking at this photo:
    This tractor/trailer combination is well under the 65 foot maximum. The driver may well have been doing something else illegal to justify the stop, but it is not over length. It could also be that this vehicle is undergoing one of the random safety inspections that all commercial vehicles are subject to at any time.

    Thank you!


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