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The Henrico County Police Division
wants you to know the dangers of distracted driving.

Distracted driving includes texting, reading, eating, drinking, shaving, putting on makeup and more. Don’t endager your life or the lives of others. Driving requires your full attention, so Henrico Police encourage you to just drive and drive safely. Remember – texting while driving is illegal in Virginia. Click here to learn more about distracted driving.

View Real-Time Local Traffic Conditions

Click the graphic to see the current traffic conditions in Henrico, Richmond and Chesterfield.  Note that for Henrico and Richmond you can display the incident on a map. Also, for Henrico only, you can display a map of all incidents.

Current Traffic Conditions

 Resolving Traffic Complaints

Traffic CheckpointIf you have complaints about motorists that speed through your neighborhood or other traffic safety issues, there are steps you can take to correct these situations. The most efficient way to address your traffic safety problems is to either call the Traffic Safety Unit at 328-2573 ext. 2223 or to email the Traffic Safety Unit to report your complaint. (Of course, in emergency situations, you should always call 911.)

Calling or emailing any other county agency first will only result in delays since all traffic safety complaints will be forwarded to the Traffic Safety Unit. The Traffic Safety Unit will return your call as soon as possible.

Report as much information as possible. For example, report the exact time(s) and location that the problems occur. Make note of the year, make, model and color of the vehicle(s) involved. An officer will be assigned to the location to investigate the complaint. After assessing the situation, the officer will recommend appropriate action from directed patrols, to radar, to traffic calming solutions, if applicable.

For more detailed information about solving traffic safety concerns in your neighborhood, please refer to the Community Resource Guide, which you may access online by clicking on the icon to the right or in the reference section of any Henrico County Public Library.

 

Learn about the Traffic Safety Unit in this video production from HCTV-17

Look for the video entitled: Driving Force: Henrico’s Traffic Safety Unit (Running time: 27 minutes) Join HCTV as they look inside the Driving Force: Henrico’s Traffic Safety Unit.

 

Various Traffic Safety Brochures

Bicycle Safety for Adults
Children’s Safety in the Streets
School Bus Safety
Distracted Driver information
Utility Trailer and Motor Vehicle and
Hauling Code Compliance
Mopeds and Scooters (New information as of July 1, 2013)
Driver Safety in Severe Weather
 Teen Driving Laws and Restrictions (New information as of July 1, 2013)

 

 

Unsolved Hit & Run Traffic Fatalities

The following is a list of unsolved hit&run accidents involving fatalities. If you have any information about any of these incidents please call Traffic Safety at 804-328-2573 ext. 2223 or 804-501-5000.

See a list of Unsolved Hit & Run Fatalities

 

 

Specialized Traffic Safety Units

Crash Investigation Team - The Henrico Officers that work in this position are highly trained in crash reconstruction. Tire marks, measurements at the crash scene, and witnesses’ testimony combined with other evidence at the crash scene help these officers determine how crashes occurred. Motor Unit - Motor Unit Officers provide Division support in a variety of areas. These highly maneuverable vehicles are indispensable for traffic control.

Read more about specialized functions