Most often when we think about car or truck accidents, we imagine the parties actually involved in the wreck, not the State Highway patrol or the North Carolina Department of Transportation Crews. WBTV, however, recently discussed how state budget cuts may impact the safety of officers, state employees, and drivers in general.
The issue begins with the roads and those workers that maintain the roads, making repairs where needed, insuring the safety of bridges and the stability of guardrails, and maintaining the areas around the road to increase visibility. A cut in the budget for the NCDOT crews would mean less staff to keep our roads safe; a problem that NC doesn’t need according to the highway patrol, who claim that they already respond to approximately 4,800 wrecks a year on interstates 485, 85 and 77.
How will a budget cut affect drivers in North Carolina? The thought of less construction zones may sound like music to your ears, but let’s put it into perspective. [Read more…]