Like every other state, Virginia has its fair share of wacky laws and city ordenaces. That’s especially true when it comes to driving-related laws, which can often seem to defy logic. Ticket School wants all Virginia drivers to be aware of the traffic laws that affect them and we definitely got a kick out of putting together this list of surprising laws and facts.

  1. It is illegal to use police radar detectors in Virginia
  2. In Prince William County, it is illegal to park on railroad tracks. Seems like a good idea.
  3. In March of 2010, Virginia state troopers administered 7,016 tickets in one weekend. 3,536 of those were for speeding.
  4. Going 11 miles per hour or more over the speed limit on some Virginia highways could land violators in jail for up to a year.
  5. In Virginia Beach, it’s illegal for a person to ride on the handlebars of a bicycle.
  6. It’s unlawful to drive by the same place within 30 minutes on Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach
  7. Also in Virginia Beach, even if you are not driving, you may get a DUI if you and the driver of the car you’re in are drunk.