Contact Us

Obamacare to Blame for Traffic Accident and Road Closure

Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images

You’ve been hearing all the reports of how Obamacare is to blame for cancelled insurance policies, higher premiums, and an overloaded, non-working website.  Now, you can add traffic tie-ups and accidents to the fault of the Affordable Care Act. 

Well…kind of.

According to a report in the News Observer, a strange thing happened this past Wednesday with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Just like the Department of Transportation offices in many other cities and states, the North Carolina DoT has a computer system that sends out emails and tweets with important traffic updates. Earlier this week, one of those messages indicated that there had been an accident on a Raleigh, North Carolina Freeway and it listed the cause of the accident and the ensuing road closure as    “women drivers, rain and Obamacare.”

At first, those receiving the message thought that someone had hacked into the NC DoT computer system, but that was not the case. The mishap was the result of a botched test. The system was being worked on and the messages were only supposed to be seen internally as a joke. But, before the external feed was put into place, the contractor in charge did not delete the fake message and the alerts were sent to the public by mistake.

Best of Kicks

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KICKS VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KICKS VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.