To make speeding or traffic safety complaints in the City of Manassas Park, residents can call the Manassas Park Police Department at 703-361-1136.
What to do if you encounter an aggressive/reckless driver:
Stay calm. Do not take it personally.
Safely get out of their way and keep your distance from that driver.
Avoid eye contact.
Ignore rude gestures and refuse to return them.
Dial 911 for immediate assistance if needed.
If you are followed, go to a safe, public place, and contact police.
When you call, please provide the following:
Your name and phone number
A description of the problem (speeding, disregarding traffic signs, etc.)
The location of the problem, including block numbers and specific street names or cross streets
When the problem is occurring, including specific days and times
Speeding complaints sometimes deal with specific residents who consistently speed in the neighborhood. In such instances, please include a detailed description of the vehicle and driver and the license plate number.
Under Virginia law, a police officer must witness a misdemeanor aggressive/reckless driving offense or has reasonable suspicion to stop a vehicle. You may need to give your name and additional information to a dispatcher in order for a law enforcement officer to take appropriate enforcement action if the law enforcement officer does not witness the driving behavior firsthand.
If you are the only witness, any action taken against the driver of the other vehicle must be initiated by you. Taking this action would require that you secure a warrant for the person who committed the violation of Virginia’s traffic laws. In order to accomplish this, you must first be able to identify the driver of the other vehicle and be willing to testify in court regarding the violation.
How to Obtain a Citizen Warrant for Aggressive / Reckless Driving
Contact Manassas Park Police at 703-361-1136 and an officer will respond to your residence.
An officer will determine if there is sufficient information regarding the complaint
Report to the Magistrates office located at 9320 Lee Avenue Manassas, Virginia 20110
Magistrate will determine if probable cause exist and issue a summons / warrant
Manassas Park Police will serve proper paperwork to the accused
NOTE: Police Department employees cannot give legal advice, nor interpret the law for members of the public. Information within this Web site is provided for general guidance purposes only and may not apply to all factual situations. Persons needing legal advice may contact Virginia Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 552-7977 to be referred to a private attorney for a 30-minute consultation for a pre-paid fee of $35.00.
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