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  • Fit to Drive?

    According to this Dispatch report, "167 school-bus drivers in Ohio have records of drunken driving or drug abuse." The investigation includes a chart of where in Ohio these drivers operate, and also notes the difficulty "for school officials to check backgrounds on drivers or keep those with drunken-driving convictions out of school buses." Individuals with such histories are profiled.The superintendent of the State Highway Patrol is quoted saying that as someone who has arrested drunken drivers, "I would never want any of these people driving a bus."
  • Pounding the Pavement

    An investigation into why trucks, overloaded or just too heavy, are being allowed to tear up the state of North Carolina's roads and bridges driving up maintenance costs.
  • Paycheck Politics

    An investigation by the Raleigh News & Observer reveals that some state employees get larger raises than others, despite that the pay raise system "is supposed to be equitable. People in proximity to power score big raises, such as legislative staff or key aides to the governor. Others, like the state highway patrol, use their political influence to imbed big annual raises in the state budget, regardless of what raises other state employees receive. And there are other employees outside the purview of the executive branch who win disproportionate raises every year, such as court and legislative employees."
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    St. Louis Post-Dispatch reviews the scandal within the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which involved officers tapping the phone of a black patrolman for several years; once it was discovered, the two officers directly responsible for the bugging died--one by a heart attack, and another by suicide; a coverup was attempted by the patrol's officers, March 29 - 30, 1992.
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    Fresno Bee finds that the California State Highway Patrol knew that the dust-storm problem was severe on Interstate 5, and did not act to prevent the chain-reaction collision that resulted in 17 deaths and more than 100 injuries, Dec. 19, 1991.