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Traffic Offenses – Speeding – Officer ‘Pacing’ (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a reckless driving conviction based on defendant’s speed of 70 mph in a 45-mph zone; contrary to defendant’s claim, Va. Code § 46.2-882, which governs use of speed determination devices, does not prevent the commonwealth from proving defendant’s speed with “pacing” by a police officer. Nothing in Code § 46.2-882 suggests ...