Highway Patrol Begins 24-Hour Watch at Yadkin River Bridge

Full story: Fox 8 WGHP

While the state's Department of Transportation constructs the new Yadkin River Bridge, Highway Patrol officers will be keeping an eye out for motorists exceeding the speed limit in the area.
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knowitall

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good, very good ...great even!
Troop E do what the tax payers expect,
write them tickets like there will be no tommorrow.
I'm tired of reckless, aggress, texting and road rage fools putting your and my life in danger so they can get where they're going a few min. early. Live and learn!
keith

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knowitall wrote:
good, very good ...great even!
Troop E do what the tax payers expect,
write them tickets like there will be no tommorrow.
I'm tired of reckless, aggress, texting and road rage fools putting your and my life in danger so they can get where they're going a few min. early. Live and learn!
why don't you get some coffee and donuts for the boys. talk about reckless and dangerous maybe they should pull trooper goodnight over!!!!
Mountain Man

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Well Keith, those type of comments are exactly what is not needed. With that kind of attitude I hope you have a nice encounter with one of NC's finest real soon. Hopefully they will give you their autograph and set up an appointment for you to see a Judge.

Great news that SHP will be in this area as it is much needed and appreciated by most of us. Stay safe Troopers and I appreciate the good work that you do trying to make our highways safer for all of us.
Mel

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I go across this bridge every day to and from work. I slow down to the posted speed limit of 55 and have others passing me, riding my bumper and giving me "signs" each day. It will be a very welcome sight to see! On the way home this afternoon there was a wreck on the bridge. All I can say is "Go Get'em!"
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While most of the driving public is being safe in a construction zone, how fast will a trooper go in that area to catch a speeder? Hopefully one radios another and their's an interception. They can't outrun the radio and its a lot safer than chasing them in a construction zone..just saying.
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Actually something like This is exactly what is needed. People should be able to work without worrying about getting ran over. Hopefully there will be lots more road work starting.
keith

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speakup2 wrote:
Actually something like This is exactly what is needed. People should be able to work without worrying about getting ran over. Hopefully there will be lots more road work starting.
i agree a woman and kids should be able to go to churck with out being run over and killed by a trooper.
keith

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sorry church
keith

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Mountain Man wrote:
Well Keith, those type of comments are exactly what is not needed. With that kind of attitude I hope you have a nice encounter with one of NC's finest real soon. Hopefully they will give you their autograph and set up an appointment for you to see a Judge.
Great news that SHP will be in this area as it is much needed and appreciated by most of us. Stay safe Troopers and I appreciate the good work that you do trying to make our highways safer for all of us.
maybe if goodnight had obeyed the law people would have been alive today. by the way i do obey the law when i drive, i am just giving my opinion.
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"With that kind of attitude I hope you have a nice encounter with one of NC's finest real soon."

So you'd like to utilize the folks that are to serve and protect, into someone who carries out your vendetta. REALLY? I hope you aren't LEO with that attitude. That's protected freedom of speech. Which American citizen do you want to start with to deny their rights?
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<quoted text>maybe if goodnight had obeyed the law people would have been alive today. by the way i do obey the law when i drive, i am just giving my opinion.
those people would be alive today if they didnt turn in front of a vehicle that had THE RIGHT OF WAY!!
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those people would be alive today if they didnt turn in front of a vehicle that had THE RIGHT OF WAY!!
look how fast he was going and he did not have the siren on. it was taken care of by the nchp. it will come out in a court, he was just testing the hot rod out. one witness has already said that he saw no other car. no one expects a car running that fast. he should be charged.
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I go to work and back across those bridges and they really kinda scare me and I go the speed limit of 55 but most others pass me like I'm standing still but I just take my time because the southbound side seems so narrow and it's even scarier when a car or tractor trailer is beside you or flies past you going 75 and the northbound side seems like the asphalt as all but fell apart and it's like riding a dirt road. I'm glad to see this, maybe people will quit driving crazy thru there and stay off my tail cause I'm going the speed limit.

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So our money has no better use, running out of things to buy? We are going to have troopers camped out watching speeders on the Yadkin River bridge for what? Because work crews on another bridge that is completely isolated with no traffic what so ever are going to be replacing it?

Unless my memory is out of whack you would have to drive through several barrels, cones and signs to even get to the other bridge. If that occurs, the persons speed would be the last thing on my mind. The fact that they didn't see all of the above is a little scarier.

This is just another way for the State of North Carolina to generate funds by screwing over the populace. Lets declare all of I-85 a work zone and stick it to everyone. Yes, I know that the workers won't even be close to the traffic, but we are the state, we can do what we want. Oh yeah and by the way, we are going to use tax dollars to pay the troopers, to rob our citizens at a bogus construction zone.

Why does it seem that we have the absolute dumbest politicians in the World? Why is that? Can we not ship these guys over seas and plague our enemies with them? With idiots like this, the war on terror would have lasted 5 minutes, all of the terrorist would have given up just to get away from these morons.

Control speeding, yes. Protect construction workers, yes. You want to protect them? Block that ramp with about 50 K rails (concrete dividers you see just south of the bridge in Salisbury separating the North and South bound lanes) and problem solved, no outrageous cost to me and they are far better protected.

I guess we should all be thankful, without this kind of wasteful spending we all might actually have more money than we would know what to do with.
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Why must the state pay overtime to officers to patrol these bridges? Where are the SHP officers who are supposed to be regularly patrolling this area? Are there so few officers available that the counties can not be covered? If that is the case then there needs to be some permanent changes.
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you said it brother. the idiots in raleigh don't worry about our rights and needs. they worry about votes and spending money that we don't have on crap that we don't need. like the TEAPOT MUSEUM. give me a break.
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So our money has no better use, running out of things to buy? We are going to have troopers camped out watching speeders on the Yadkin River bridge for what? Because work crews on another bridge that is completely isolated with no traffic what so ever are going to be replacing it?
Unless my memory is out of whack you would have to drive through several barrels, cones and signs to even get to the other bridge. If that occurs, the persons speed would be the last thing on my mind. The fact that they didn't see all of the above is a little scarier.
This is just another way for the State of North Carolina to generate funds by screwing over the populace. Lets declare all of I-85 a work zone and stick it to everyone. Yes, I know that the workers won't even be close to the traffic, but we are the state, we can do what we want. Oh yeah and by the way, we are going to use tax dollars to pay the troopers, to rob our citizens at a bogus construction zone.
Why does it seem that we have the absolute dumbest politicians in the World? Why is that? Can we not ship these guys over seas and plague our enemies with them? With idiots like this, the war on terror would have lasted 5 minutes, all of the terrorist would have given up just to get away from these morons.
Control speeding, yes. Protect construction workers, yes. You want to protect them? Block that ramp with about 50 K rails (concrete dividers you see just south of the bridge in Salisbury separating the North and South bound lanes) and problem solved, no outrageous cost to me and they are far better protected.
I guess we should all be thankful, without this kind of wasteful spending we all might actually have more money than we would know what to do with.
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CJ Student wrote:
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those people would be alive today if they didnt turn in front of a vehicle that had THE RIGHT OF WAY!!
You can not aproach an intersection @ 120+ mph and expect someone to see you in time .GOODNITES FAULT !!!!!!!!!!
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I do speed and I admit it. But I never tailgate and I never speed where it doesn't make sense (lack of ability to maneuver if needed).

However I do respect our Troopers. They work hard and they don't deserve snide comments. If they catch me, I deserve it and I still respect them.

However I have to agree with 2 of the others. Why on earth are we paying State Troopers to guard a construction crew when there are cheaper means? That is stupid.

And while its good for the Troopers to be making extra money, I am concerned about their overtime and not resting and being ready for their normal job hours. They need to be paid well so they don't even need the overtime.
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aaa wrote:
<quoted text>You can not aproach an intersection @ 120+ mph and expect someone to see you in time .GOODNITES FAULT !!!!!!!!!!
Your an idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about. Get the facts straight before you type.
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im confused here...what does the accident involving the state trooper (Goodnight ) have to do with the SHP trying to catch speeders at this bridge?

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