Motorists warned of dangers of deer collisions during rutting season

first_imgMotorists across Donegal are being warned of the risk of collisions with deer, as the mornings and evenings get darker.Autumn is the rutting season and this is a dangerous period for motorists, where the number of deer and car collisions is increasing.Car accidents involving deer peak at this time of year and with it getting darker earlier, the peak commuting time coincides with deer coming out to feed on grass verges near roadsides. Motorists are urged to drive within the speed limit so as to avoid colliding with deer. As days get shorter in the autumn, busy traffic times coincide with dawn and the early part of the evening, when deer are most active and hardest to spot.In wooded areas in particular, there may be very little warning before one or several deer appear on the road in front of oncoming vehicles. Even at low speed they can cause considerable damage to a vehicle and potentially cause life-threatening injuries to the driver and their passengers.Deer crossing road signs are located in areas known to contain deer population – but are not official crossing points for deer.What should drivers do in high risk areas? • Reduce speed where they see a warning sign and stay alert.• Prepare to stop, never swerve as you could hit another vehicle.• If a deer has crossed in front of your vehicle, be aware that others may follow.• Do not approach an injured deer.• If a motorists collides with a deer they are advised to report it to the Gardaí, as it may be fatally injured and suffering.Motorists warned of dangers of deer collisions during rutting season was last modified: September 27th, 2016 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Half-time: Everton 0 Chelsea 0

first_imgChelsea grew in confidence after a cagey start to a fiercely competitive FA Cup quarter-final lacking clear chances.Everton played a high-tempo pressing game from the start, but Chelsea stayed solid defensively and refused to be rattled.Tom Cleverley had a feeble shot easily saved by Thibaut Courtois inside a minute.But the visitors slowly began to dominate possession and looked the more likely to score.Kenedy shot over after a fine run and clever interchange of passes with Pedro, and Willian went close with a free-kick late in the half.Diego Costa, starting up front despite a hip injury which saw him come off in the Champions League defeat against Paris St-Germain, was booked early on following a tussle with Gareth Barry.Eden Hazard was left out of the squad but captain John Terry was included on the bench following injury.Everton: Robles; Coleman, Funes Mori, Jagielka, Baines; Cleverley, Barry; Lennon, McCarthy, Barkley; Lukaku.Subs: Howard, Stones, Niasse, Besic, Osman, Deulofeu, Kone.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Kenedy; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro; Costa. Subs: Begovic, Baba, Terry, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Traore, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Assam BJP leader praises JNU poll winner, quits party

first_imgA BJP leader in Assam has quit his post in the party’s Information Technology and Social Media department after his praise for a Leftist woman from Assam, who won in the Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union polls, drew criticism.In a letter to Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass on Tuesday, Suranjan Dutta said he was resigning from the post of co-convenor of the party’s social media wing for causing “hurt” to party workers for praising the election of Srijani Bhaswa Mahanta as a councillor for the university’s School of International Studies.Ms. Mahanta, who represented the Students’ Federation of India (SFI), is the daughter of Assam’s Additional Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Manahta. She was elected councillor along with another woman from Assam — Karabee Kakati of the All India Students’ Association (AISA).Members of SFI, AISA, and the Democratic Students’ Federation (DSF) contested as United Left to defeat the BJP’s youth wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), in this year’s JNUSU polls.Many party workers and supporters had panned Mr. Dutta when he took to Facebook to praise Ms. Mahanta’s victory, accusing him of taking a Left turn.“…one of my Facebook posts have demoralised and hurt our karyakartas (workers) and I am also in mental agony now. I have admitted my moral responsibility for that Facebook post and hence, asking for apology from everyone,” he wrote in his resignation letter.Assam BJP’s general secretary Dilip Saikia accepted Mr. Dutta’s resignation letter.last_img read more