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DOT alert warns of 'women drivers, rain, Obama care'

Posted November 6, 2013

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— "Women drivers, rain and Obama care" were causing problems on the beltline Wednesday afternoon, according to a traffic alert from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. "Stay home," the alert advised.

Another alert warned of "bad drivers" on Lake Wheeler Road.

DOT officials apologized for the alerts and said they came from an IT contractor, hired less than six months ago, who was performing routine tests on the alerts the agency generates.

"The individual violated procedures by failing to turn off the external feed while testing and for the inappropriate test message content. The contractor was let go immediately for this action," DOT officials said in a statement.

DOT traffic alert

DOT traffic alert

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  • mm23 Nov 8, 3:04 p.m.

    Nice to have something to laugh about. Sorry this guy lost his job but it was a pretty 'visible' mistake.

  • Ex-Republican Nov 7, 7:55 p.m.

    "This guy is fired while Sebilius still has a job. There's a crime!!!"

    Best comment by far on this story!!!

  • glarg Nov 7, 2:46 p.m.

    LOL

    so you just email tims@ncdot.gov and it gets autoposted to the signs. Nice.

  • robertbsmith1 Nov 7, 2:44 p.m.

    "The contractor was let go immediately for this action," DOT officials said in a statement.

    If the contractor if good enough to work a DOT message display...maybe the contractor can get a job fixing the Obamacare website.

  • BlessedWoman Nov 7, 2:20 p.m.

    a funny caveman.

  • A person Nov 7, 1:33 p.m.

    Obama has not been fired and he is responsible, I mean he hears nothing, he sees nothing, he knows nothing, about ACA

  • geraniumposey Nov 7, 1:11 p.m.

    Nobody has a sense of humor, anymore. Everybody is defensive about being what they are. Loosen up, folks.

  • 68_dodge_polara Nov 7, 1:09 p.m.

    It wasn't the mistake of failing to turn off the external feed while testing that got him fired it was the truth that got him fired.

  • Mobile Geek Nov 7, 1:01 p.m.

    LOL I needed a good laugh.

  • jennmartin82 Nov 7, 12:55 p.m.

    This is pretty funny!

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