Road Worrier blog
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on August 27, 2014
Gas prices are falling, and the beaches are calling. North Carolinas highways will be busy over the Labor Day weekend.
Triangle drivers were paying an average $3.349 per gallon for regular gas Wednesday down 12 cents in the past month and 15 cents in the past year, according to the Oil Price Information Service.
Citing economic growth and the decline in gas prices, AAA predicts that 1.01 million North Carolina residents will travel somewhere during the last holiday weekend of summer 1.5 percent more than for Labor Day in 2013.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on August 26, 2014
The National Park Service has reopened Cape Point - the barrier island elbow that bends around the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - to visitors with beach-driving permits, just in time for the Labor Day weekend.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff - staff columnist on August 25, 2014
DMV is cast as a dark bureaucracy, arbitrary and mysterious, in a federal lawsuit that alleges violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Six licensed drivers in North Carolina say they are saddled with unwarranted requirements for repeated medical tests.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on August 22, 2014
Richard W. Holden Sr., who grew up on a Wendell farm, served five years as commander of the NC State Highway Patrol.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on August 19, 2014
TrueCar and other services promise to save buyers a few thousand dollars off the sticker price. I'd like to hear from readers who have bought cars with the help of TrueCar or another service. What was the experience like for you? Did you get a good price on the car you wanted?
Posted by Bruce Siceloff - staff columnist on August 18, 2014
Faulty ignition switches have caused GM cars to cut off while moving down the road, with power steering and brakes sometimes disabled. Lillian Leroux of Cary realized this year that her son wasn't lying when he explained why he crashed the family Pontiac in 2012.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on August 15, 2014
NCDOT Secretary Tony Tata will meet with community leaders and city and transit officials to discuss equity issues raised over city bus services.