NC DMV enforcement would move to highway patrol, bill says

| Tuesday, June 18, 2002

The North 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.

The bill 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.

A federal 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.

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