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Why is there a video camera on U.S. 421 between the Thomas Rhodes and Isabel Holmes bridges?

Ken Little
StarNews

This video camera along US 421 North is part of a virtual weigh station operated by the Motor Carrier Enforcement section of the N.C. Highway Patrol. Staff Photo By PAUL STEPHEN/StarNews

Q. Why is there a video camera on U.S. 421 between the Thomas Rhodes and Isabel Holmes bridges?

A. The camera is part of a “virtual weigh station” operated by the Motor Carrier Enforcement section of the N.C. Highway Patrol, said Tammy Stewart, N.C. Department of Transportation spokeswoman.

Motor Carrier Enforcement activities include the roadside inspection of drivers and vehicles, as well as the enforcement of serious commercial driver’s license traffic violations.

GIS technology is also used in Motor Carrier Enforcement law enforcement activities.

Virtual weigh stations are used to conduct measurements, verifications, and certifications traditionally conducted manually at fixed weigh stations, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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