Botched test causes drivers to get inappropriate messages from NCDOT

Posted at 11:46 PM, Nov 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-06 23:46:09-05

Obamacare caused issues today on North Carolina roads. Well, sort of.

NCDOT says six erroneous and inappropriate messages were sent out to drivers.

The computer system sends out emails and tweets. One of the messages indicated that there had been an accident on a Raleigh Freeway.

Under the subject, vehicle accident, it says, "women drivers, rain and Obamacare."

NCDOT officials contacted NewsChannel 3 and said this happened because of a botched test.

The system was being worked on and messages were only supposed to be seen internally.

We're told the contractor didn't follow protocol and the alerts were sent to the public by mistake.