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for Popular Government Vol. 20 Issue 4, Dec 1953
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Since the advent of the automobile, legislatures have been increasingly concerned with the problem of highway safety. Realizing the need for providing greater financial protection for users of the highway, the 1953 North Carolina General Assembly enacted a new Safety-Responsibility Law. The new law increases the likelihood of recompense for innocent accident victims, and brings North Carolina financial responsibility legislation in line with laws now in effect in the majority of other states.
Fayetteville employees and officials became disturbed in 1947 because no provision existed for retiring elderly municipal employees who could no longer perform their duties. At that time municipal employees were excluded from Federal Social Security. Because the retirement needs of Fayetteville employees were not being met, officials and employees requested and secured the passage of a bill by the North Carolina General Assembly establishing a Fayetteville Pension Fund.
Several recent rulings place interpretations on the police power of North Carolina municipalities in situations commonly occurring throughout the state, such as regulation of signs on sidewalks, keeping of private alleys, the keeping of horses, criminal procedure, and the removal of waste.