That's why this seems so un-newsworthy:
Over 1,000 drivers stopped on I-81 in Southwest Virginia during VSP crackdown2,110? Heck, in Wythe County, they have that many by lunchtime on any given day.
By Kacie Dingus Breeding, Kingsport Times-News
1,208 of over 7,000 summonses were issued by VSP [Virginia State Police] to drivers on I-81 on June 22-23 during Operation Air, Land & Speed VII.
According to VSP Division IV Sgt. Michael Conroy, 739 passenger vehicles and 23 commercial vehicles were stopped for speeding on the Division IV portion of I-81, while 2,110 total speeders were cited on I-81. (link)
The lesson to be learned here? Slow down. Especially in Wythe County, Virginia. Especially at the bottom of the hill, mile marker 43, southbound I-77.