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DOT Crews Remove Beltline Debris From Dump Truck

Posted October 1, 2007

— Crews with the state Department of Transportation were able to remove debris that fell from a dump truck, which led to the closure of a lane on the Inner Beltline in Raleigh.

Raleigh police said dirt, rocks and glass scattered across the righthand lane of the Beltline between Six Forks and Wake Forest roads.

The lane, which was closed for more than a hour, has since reopened to traffic.

The truck driver did not remain at the scene, authorities said. If you have any information on the truck, you are asked to contact Raleigh police at 919-890-3335.


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  • behinddoor1 Oct 1, 2007

    Poorboy - it seems that you are the lost one.. this is a discussion thread about NDOT and not the poor souls that offer thier knowledge through the education system.

    So please learn to read before you start telling who has not concept.

  • behinddoor1 Oct 1, 2007

    Skeeter the reference was for the big-wigs that run this state and not the middle man or the low man on the totem pole.. as they are usally the ones getting the shaft.

    yes I am a tax paying resident of Raleigh,NC -

  • skeeter Oct 1, 2007

    Dump trucks are required by law to display their tag. On the front of the vehicle, not the back. This is because may tags are lost or torn off when they are unloading whatever they are hauling.

  • pinklady-1 Oct 1, 2007

    hope they find this jerk!...many years ago, i was passing by a dump truck in a curve...he was going so fast, that when he entered the curve, his load of huge rocks came off the top of the truck (because it wasn't covered) and landed on the hood of my car!...of course, he didn't stop, but i chased him down and got the name of the company he worked for and the number of his truck, and went immediately to their office to report the incident...i had to get ugly, but they finally agreed to fix my car...

  • skeeter Oct 1, 2007

    I don't know of a state where they give it's employees a raise every month. In North Carolina that sure doesm't happen. State employees are lucky to get a 2% increase each year. The state should not have to be the sole enforcer of the litteing law. Where are the Raleugh city police, Wake County Sheriffs officers and of course the Highway Patrol (if they are not busy doing other things)?

  • Hatchcover Oct 1, 2007

    Dump Trucks are not "required" to have tags displayed because so called debris sometimes obscures the tag! Hogwash! Place the tags on the FRONT of the truck at least! All dump trucks are required to have Brake Lights - On the Back Too! Want to do away with them too? I'm able to read the "NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BROKEN WINDSHIELDS" so why not paint the tag number there? And yes, they can be held responsible but noadays you have to provide evidence, witnesses. Who got paid off to pass this no tag law?

  • behinddoor1 Oct 1, 2007

    Actually think about this .. it doesnt all start with the guys on the road.. it starts with the paper pushers behind the desk .. at DMV who make minimum wage and have a less so inpossiable life that they dont care who gets a license..

    If the state would hire someone who actually gave a dang instead of having to give themselves raise every month .. then we might have a little better of a state.. like the signs they post.. "lets make it a great state - everyone pitch in" which of course is referring to the littering on the hwy .. but .. heck fi .. its the state.. if you cant control it.. put someone in there that can.

  • UpwardlyMobile Oct 1, 2007

    The dump truck situation is dangerous. Two weeks ago I was hit by flying debris from a dump truck headed in the opposite direction on Jones Sausage Road. A huge rock hit my windshield and almost came through... It was a very busy morning and traffic was tight. Somehow I maintained my composure but a less experienced driver could have easily lost control and had an accident.

  • computer trainer Oct 1, 2007

    And of course, the people behind the dump truck could not have gotten a tag number, if they were able to do so, while trying to dodge the debris, cause Dump Trucks are NOT required to have their tags on the vehicle.

  • WRALwontdeletemyaccount Oct 1, 2007

    If the DOT could spend some time actually on the road, they'd find endless opportunities to cite commercial operators hauling uncovered and unsecured loads such as these.