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for Popular Government Vol. 20 Issue 8, May 1954
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When Edward Scheidt retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he was offered a number of important jobs in government and industry. In 1953, he found himself taking the oath of uphold the Constitution and laws of North Carolina. Here, Scheidt uses education, scientific enforcement, and psychological warfare to cut down on North Carolina traffic fatalities.
In the 1930s the work of the F.B.I. popularized the use of scientific aids in the tracking down and conviction of criminals. It is not surprising then that when former F.B.I. man Edward Scheidt became North Carolina's Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the state began placing emphasis and reliance on scientific devices to combat crime and accidents.
Driver licensing is a major deterrent to driver violations and defects for North Carolina. Amendments to the 1935 Driver License Act are less lenient and the program under the 1947 Act has achieved nation-wide recognition.
School buses have come a long way from horse-drawn wagons to today. Today, the North Carolina highway patrol trains 9,000 school bus drivers a year and checks 7,000 school bus routes a month.
Sherrill details the history of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as it observes its Silver Anniversary.