Near-miss accident in Muff sparks calls for speed review

first_imgThe council and NRDO are being asked to review speed limits and traffic enforcement in Muff after a near-miss accident on Tuesday morning.The alleged incident involved an HGV and a car near the service station at the turn onto Main Street.Sinn Féin local election candidate Terry Crossan witnessed CCTV footage of the incident and said: “The village of Muff witnessed a near-devastating road traffic accident this morning. “A car slowed up and indicated to turn right into the Texaco station. While the car was stationary waiting on oncoming traffic to pass, a large HGV lorry which was clearly travelling too fast, could not get stopped in time to avoid a rear end impact and had to swerve left towards the footpath.“Luckily there were no pedestrians using the footpath at that particular time but it is used frequently by mothers with prams and toddlers as there are two local crèches in the immediate vicinity.”Mr Crossan is now calling on Donegal County Council and the Donegal National Road Design Office (NRDO) to re-examine the speed limits and traffic enforcement in both the villages of Muff and Quigley’s Point in conjunction with local gardaí.Crossan said: “Speed through the village is presenting an increasing danger to the public and will only improve whenever the speed limits are reviewed and enforced. “Speed limits should also be reviewed in the vicinity of the play park on the outskirts of Muff and also at Quigley’s Point where there is a major traffic junction and the newly opened Point Inn as well as the village shop and a caravan parkHe added: “Both I and my colleagues, Jack Murray and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn have received complaints about these issues and we understand that the Donegal NRDO are to review all of this. This is vital and I will be working for this review as soon as possible and actions to follow.”Near-miss accident in Muff sparks calls for speed review was last modified: March 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:muffROADSSpeedterry crossanlast_img read more

Red Bluff High girls volleyball team falls to Shasta in four

first_imgRed Bluff >> Due to Red Bluff High School acting as the annual central venue for the Northern Section volleyball championships, the Spartans actually got to host a final this year. It was the first time that Red Bluff had been to a section championship in any division since 2009. But veteran head coach Kim Wheeler knew it would be a tall task, facing top-seed Shasta in the D-III final. She was right, as the Wolves essentially stole it from Red Bluff with sheer physicality and at times …last_img

Kurtenbach: Buy or sell? The answer is clear for both the Giants and A’s

first_imgThere’s only one trade deadline in baseball this year, but instead of a flurry of activity ahead of Wednesday’s 3 p.m. cutoff, it seems as if most teams around Major League Baseball are stuck in a state of indecision.And while circumstances around the deadline might have changed, the big question that precedes it has not.So what’s it going to be? Buy, sell, or stand pat?It’s always a tough call, but this year, with no reprieve should the wrong decision be made at the end of July, it becomes …last_img

End of Mandal era, says Bihar JD(U) chief Bashistha Narayan Singh

first_imgThe spectacular performance of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar was a result of not just the “Modi wave” but also of a new post-Mandal era of politics in the State, Janata Dal(U) State president Bashistha Narayan Singh says. Mr. Singh, who has participated in electoral politics in the State since the anti-Emergency movement, had been a Minister in the Lalu Prasad Cabinet between 1990 and 1994 before he resigned and joined the Samata Party. RJD’s downfall“These polls have heralded the end of the Mandal era in the State’s politics, with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) drawing a blank and the NDA doing so well,” Mr. Singh told The Hindu. “Social phenomenon and events change with time and people’s demands also change, and people look ahead to what is better for them. Before 2005, Lalu Yadav [RJD chief Lalu Prasad] had made a strong coalition of intermediate castes, consolidated them and created an aspiration for power among these communities. Then after around 2005, they tried to accommodate Mahadalits and communities such as the Pasi community. The surprising thing is that from 2005 to 2019, they still believed that they could get to power just on the basis of caste arithmetic. They took Upendra Kushwaha (Rashtriya Lok Samata Party), Mukesh Sahani, aka “Son of Mallah”, and Jitan Ram Manjhi [Hindustani Awam Morcha] for this reason,” he added. He said that despite the fact that caste was still a “hard reality” of electoral politics in the State, governance and factors that transcended caste, such as the support of women the NDA got in these polls, were important factors. “The first variable was the reservation in government jobs and panchayats for women. Women started to feel they had a stake in public life, and the system that has delivered to them should be continued. Bihar, through seven phases, saw high polling among women — Purnea, Katihar, Kishanganj, Bhagalpur, Banka, Madhepura and Supaul, in fact, saw women having an upper hand in voting. The support base of women helped us transcend caste arithmetic,” Mr. Singh said.Prohibition impact“Prohibition, despite people’s reservation about it, helped women greatly. Bihar has seen a 50% drop in cases of domestic violence, according to reporting at police stations. The third factor was the 360-degree improvement in roads and electricity supply. In 2015 itself, [Bihar Chief Minister] Nitish Kumar had said if we don’t improve electricity supply, we won’t get voted back,” he said. RJD’s ‘miscalculation’The symptoms of this break in OBC consolidation came up in 2010, according to him, when Mr. Kumar won his second term. “And in 2015, when our vote joined an organised vote of Laluji, the RJD got 80 seats and that party tried to project that those 80 seats were all due to its own support base consolidating and that it could defeat anybody. They undermined our contribution to winning those 80 seats, and it boomeranged on them.” The 2019 Lok Sabha election , therefore, had definitely rung the curtain down on the Mandal era of a consolidated OBC vote bank, he added.last_img read more