A person or persons unknown committed an act of engineering. That's essentially what the N.C. Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors concluded after examining an eight-page traffic analysis submitted by a North Raleigh neighborhood group to the state DOT (see today's Road Worrier with reader comments).
Since the board could not identify the author / culprit, it dismissed a charge that David N. Cox was practicing engineering without a license.
Cox distributed the report, titled "Analysis of Traffic Signal Warrants for Selected Intersections of Falls of Neuse Road," by email. (See document copy at the end of this blog post.)
But it didn't have his name, or anybody's name, as author. (It said, "Submitted by the Residents of North Raleigh," a silly stretch.)
The board doesn't know whether Cox was the author because he refused to answer its questions. ... [MORE]