To ensure the safety of you, your passengers and others on the road, be aware of the traffic laws in place to keep you out of harm’s way. Also, be sure to read the sections on speed limits and crosswalks.

Buckle Up Virginia

Virginia has seat belt laws. For your safety, your child's safety and the safety of others, buckle up. The National Click It or Ticket program, designed to increase safety belt usage and save people from death and serious injury on the streets and highways, is in place now, and our officers will be assisting with enforcement. To learn more about the facts behind safety belt usage and their effectiveness, please visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You may refer to the DMV FAQ for answers to other questions.

Loud Car Stereos

Aside from traffic congestion, loud car stereos serve as another daily traffic annoyance. The VCU Police Department has received many complaints regarding this issue and is taking action against it. There is a law making loud music illegal.

Richmond City Code section 18.1-11 defines the violation as "the playing or operation, or permitting the playing, use or operation, of any radio, tape player, loud speaker or other electronic device used for the amplification of sound, which is located within a motor vehicle, and which is audible from outside the motor vehicle at a distance of fifty (50) feet or more." Any person who violates this code section shall be deemed guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.


Any questions or concerns related to traffic issues at VCU should be directed to Lt. Jonathan Siok (804) 828-4202 or Ofc. Jose DeJesus (804) 828-1196.