God forbid you could ever do skilled work, without a license.
What an arrogant p****.
"Cox says Lacy is trying to squelch dissent."
That is standard issue government bullshit! It happens whenever a citizen knows as much or more than the state employee. What do you think the good old boys club would do to "Lacy" if he didn't play by the rules.
I’m sorry. Words fail me. Perhaps I should hire a licensed wordsmith to comment for me on this subject.
For crying out loud, it’s not rocket science. One needs to be an LPE in order to challenge the DOT’s assertions? I have multiple advanced science degrees and have worked as several different types of engineer, electrical, mechanical, nuclear. To suggest that anyone with a modicum of intellect cannot do traffic flow design is absurd on its face.
If you live in an area and can see that a proposed change in traffic would require a couple of lights and some consultant disagrees, then someone must die in a crash at the intersection(s) for the light to get installed. Those who drive those roads every day know them the best and have seen them at their worst.
The DOT guy is just mad that someone else is smarter than he is.
I’ve been in this exact same situation. Our organization ended up hiring an engineer to perform a study that confirmed our observations.
You can be darned sure that we had assessed the situation ourselves before bringing in the engineer, even though myself and the chairman were not engineers.
I have sympathy for his plight, but if he really wants to put the heat on he needs to hire a qualified engineer to confirm his observations.