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How is the North Carolina Department of Transportation being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? Leslie Craft is a traffic law attorney who focuses on traffic violation cases of all sizes. These violations span from speeding tickets and seat belt violations to traffic light and stop-sign violations. Attorney Craft can handle it all! We think it is always better to hire a professional lawyer to handle your traffic law violations. If you’ve received a traffic violation in Pitt, Nash, Edgecombe, or Wilson Counties, contact us today! At Craft Law, we will fight for you and handle your traffic violation.

So much has changed lately due to the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Departments of Transportation across the nation are working hard to provide services while keeping in mind the health and safety of the public. Many questions are raised when a “stay at home/shelter in place” is ordered. Does this mean we can drive? Travel to other states? What about traveling to stay with family outside of NC if you’ve been properly quarantined?

Transportation in North Carolina has been affected, of course. Here is a list of presentations specific to NC given on April 7, 2020 about how to proceed:

Some other updates from the NCDOT website:

  • The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has consolidated in-person services to driver license offices large enough to maintain social distancing, and suspended most road tests. 
  • NCDOT is continuing work on all active construction and maintenance projects.
  • Welcome centers are closed, but other highway rest areas remain open with additional cleaning procedures.
  • Per Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 116, NCDOT has waived restrictions on oversize/overweight vehicles for quicker transport of medical and other emergency supplies. 
  • NCDOT changed messaging on digital highway signs to direct motorists to latest info on Coronavirus. 
  • There are road closures associated with non-resident restrictions in some parts of N.C. For real-time information, visit DriveNC.gov.
  • The N.C. Ferry System has adopted reduced schedules during the outbreak. 
  • Passenger rail service has been reduced. 
  • N.C. Quick Pass walk-in locations are closed until further notice. 
  • Public events, such as road naming ceremonies, have been cancelled through early April.

At Craft Law, we believe it is important to stay safe and protect yourself and your family at all times. Whether that’s on the road, financially, or now because of the pandemic, we encourage you to take care of yourselves. For more information on traffic law updates in North Carolina, visit the NCDOT website. If you’re fighting a traffic violation ticket, if you’re thinking of filing for bankruptcy during these uncertain times, or if you’ve recently received an underage drinking violation ticket, call Leslie Craft today! We’re here to help.