If North Carolina’s 33-year-old “First in Flight” license plate no longer strikes your fancy, try “First in Freedom.” The new “First in Freedom” plate features two historic dates from the American Revolution.
At least one-third of North Carolina’s school systems are suspending their driver’s education programs this summer until they find out whether they’ll receive any state money to help pay for the classes.
North Carolina orders interlocks for drunk drivers who have been convicted for repeat offenses, who refuse to take a blood-alcohol breath test or who blow a .15 – nearly double the .08 limit that legally defines impaired driving. Now there’s a push in the General Assembly to require them for everybody convicted of DWI – including first-time offenders. Is this a radical idea? Not in 26 other states, where it is the law.
Starting Wednesday, North Carolina requires moped owners to get license plates for their small, low-power scooters with the state Division of Motor Vehicles. Insurance coverage will be required for mopeds next year.
With the seas expected to rise 1 meter higher over the next 100 to 150 years, a new study says the two national seashores on North Carolina’s Outer Banks risk losing buildings and other National Park Service assets worth more than $2 billion.
Jeff Mann, a state deputy transportation secretary and former Amtrak executive, was named Wednesday as general manger of GoTriangle, the three-county bus service and transit planning agency formerly known as Triangle Transit.
Congratulations, 15-year-old boys and girls: If you can pass the DMV’s written test about the rules of the road, the state Senate is ready to hand you the car keys. Forget about 30 hours of classroom instruction. Don’t worry about six hours of behind-the-wheel training. To quote the rock-solid wisdom of Pink Floyd: We don’t need no education.
North Carolina towns and cities will find it harder to add bike lanes on some roads if new Senate-approved restrictions become law. The legislation was approved the same day the Durham City Council voted to convert car lanes to bike lanes on a one-mile stretch of U.S. 15-501 Business.
Now that state funding has been shut off for driver’s education classes offered by North Carolina high schools, the Senate wants to stop requiring teens to take the classes. Is this a good idea? Please let me hear your thoughts by email (email@example.com) or phone (919-829-4527).