Q&A on the News

Q: I understand the Georgia State Patrol isn’t painting its cars two tone for economic measures. Are they all one color?

EDDIE WEBSTER, DOUGLASVILLE

A: Under the current law, the state patrol is authorized to use either two-toned or solid color vehicles for traffic enforcement.

The allowance for solid color cars was initially placed in law to allow the state patrol to purchase and modify vehicles for enforcement use at a lower cost during recent budget cuts, a spokesperson told Q&A on the News via email. Some of those solid color vehicles are still in use.

Once the budget crisis ended, the state patrol resumed purchasing and modifying the well-recognized, two-toned blue and gray cars that are characteristic of the state patrol, the spokesperson said.

Q: The guardrails on Briarcliff Road (state route 42) are in horrendous shape from the Fox News station north to Clifton Road. Some have been wrecked and some are almost buried by debris.

JAMES MOREY, ATLANTA

A: The condition of the guardrails have been reported to the Georgia Department of Transportation’s repair contractor, a spokesperson for GDOT told Q&A on the News.

Fast Copy News Service wrote this column.

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