North Carolina Board of Engineers Complaints

We allege these professional engineers do not possess the knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences as required by NCGS 89C-3(6a).

Cover Letter Jun 25, 2014
Current Version of Complaint Sep 5, 2014
1 John E. Sandor Raleigh

Safelight Raleigh, Director


Jun 25, 2014
2 Donald Bennett Wilmington

Safelight Wilmington, Administrator. He also signs and seals traffic signal plans.


Jun 25, 2014
3 Russell Thompson Fayetteville

Director of Engineering and Infrastructure, City of Fayetteville. Past red light camera program director. Possible future program director. Was on NCSITE committee to set yellow light duration standards.


Jun 25, 2014
4 NCBELS Dismissal

With no reasons or justifications, NCBELS decides not to take action. Terse answer suggests tell-tale sign of a cover-up.


Sep 14, 2014
5 Response to Dismissal

A plea to the Board to enforce State law which protects the public from engineers who do not know the "mathematical and physical sciences."


Sep 18, 2014
6 FE Reference Handbook

Cover-up suggested in step 4 revealed.

The Board's Engineering Reference Handbook contains the vehicle change interval formulas replete with their traditional errors, ambiguity, incompleteness and misapplication. The handbook even adds a few errors of its own.

NCBELS will not discipline its engineers because NCBELS actively teaches them to be wrong. To convict an engineer would be to convict itself.

Sep 22, 2014
7 FE Handbook Solution

The vehicle change interval formulas should not be fundamentals of engineering. Not all States use the formulas. States have their own peculiar implementation of the formulas. The formulas are not general formulas which apply to all yellow lights and all-red clearance intervals.

But if NCEES wants to put the vehicle change formulas into the FE Handbook and give proper guidance, the FE pages should look like this.

These proposed FE pages is an effort to reestablish the formula's meaning after 50 years of misunderstanding, and to then offer the formulas necessary for other traffic movements. None of the formulas are new. All the formulas have been in the traffic engineering community since 2002 or prior.

Sep 22, 2014
8 NCBELS Letter to Ceccarelli

NCBELS to Ceccarelli. NCBELS and traffic engineers say there is no evidence that our yellow lights complaints are valid.

Sep 23, 2014
9 Laura Yost - Death by Yellow Light

Is this evidence enough?

Yost was killed by the practices of the NCDOT, practices now condoned by NCBELS.

1. General Engineering Complaint #1

2. Physics Violations #1, #2, #3, #12, #14, #15.

3. General Engineering Violations #2, #2a, #2b, #8, #10, #13, #22, #23

4. MUTCD Violation #1

Sep 28, 2014
10 To NCBELS about Laura Yost


Sep 29, 2014