Highway Patrol reminds us to slow down

Our offices are located in the Scott Building, overlooking the Highway Patrol display. Not only does thisĀ  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.

Slippery When wet. Slow down in wet conditions.

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.

About Firecracker

Firecracker (aka Jen Kendrick) Appears as a guest blogger with a special 22-year history with the State Fair. She now works with the N.C. Pork Council, but she still lends a hand in the press office when she can. Thanks, Firecracker!

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