Road Worrier blog
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on September 1, 2014
Roy Bishop proved it can be done. After slogging through years of redundant paperwork and futile phone calls, he finally extricated himself from state Division of Motor Vehicles Medical Evaluation Program and its intrusive scrutiny.
Bishop and other readers shared their DMV experiences after reading the Road Worrier’s account of a federal court case in which the agency is accused of discriminating against drivers with disabilities.
They described shadow-boxing with a faceless, sometimes hostile bureaucracy quick to demand – and slow to recognize – proof of their fitness to continue driving. Their doctors wrote letters to DMV certifying that their respective physical disabilities were stable, not getting worse – and in some cases, getting better.
Posted on September 2, 2014
If an abandoned or wrecked car was towed away on orders from a state trooper, the owner can find its location by checking a new N.C. Highway Patrol web page. You can find the towed-away car’s location by searching on the owner’s name, the license number or the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on August 27, 2014
Extra state troopers will be be assigned to catch speeding, impaired and aggressive drivers on North Carolina interstates and other major highways.
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?