Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles' enforcement section would
be abolished and its functions assumed by the state highway patrol
under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Wilma Sherrill, AP reported.
would hand over trucking regulation enforcement, car air emission
inspections and security at rest stops to the highway patrol.
DMV critics have advocated the move for years, but an evolving
scandal involving allegations of ticket fixing and bribery has
given the proposal momentum.
grand jury is now investigating charges that some DMV personnel
played favorites when enforcing truck safety laws, in addition
to allegations of ticket fixing and bribery.