Our offices are located in the Scott Building, overlooking the Highway Patrol display. Not only does this mean we have to be on our best behavior in front of N.C.’s finest, it also means that we pass by their wrecked vehicle every time we head up to our office.
Each year, the Highway Patrol brings a vehicle that has been preserved as a memorial to lives lost in motor vehicle accidents. Usually, a young life. This year’s vehicle is a reminder that we need to pay heed to the yellow “Slippery When Wet” signs. Wet roads can be treacherous for seasoned drivers, let alone new ones. In December 2008, a Greensboro teen lost his life when he slid off the right-side of the road, over-corrected, ran off the left side of the road and ran into a tree.
It’s a somber reminder to slow down. Especially when it’s raining. Being late is always better than never getting there.