NewsCars driving on footpath at Hassett’s CrossBy Bernie English – October 30, 2020 4176 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for Covid project Email Advertisement Print Over 100 free workshops at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook #ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photos The last dance for a Limerick cultural institution Shannon firm makes transport safer for sick children Road Safety Alert – Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for strong wind Previous articleThe last dance for a Limerick cultural institutionNext articleShannon firm makes transport safer for sick children Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSLimerick Post Keeping Limerick Posted Limerickroad safetysafety WhatsApp Hassett’s Cross with Thomond Park in the background.LOCALS in the Hassett’s Cross area of Limerick City and people who walk or exercise nearby are deeply concerned about cars driving up on the footpath to dodge traffic lights and queues of traffic.Local woman Olivia Cotter was one of the people who raised the issue after she saw a young child almost knocked down by a driver in a hurry. “The traffic there can be horrendous,” she told the Limerick Post.“I’ve witnessed a woman walking with her little daughter who was on a scooter. A car drove up from the path alongside the child and continued to drive through the open area of the path at Hassett’s pub in order to avoid traffic, without any concerns for the welfare of the mother and child.”Local woman Olivia Cotter witnessed the incidentMs Cotter said neither she nor the child’s mother could catch the registration number of the car, which sped away.“They child was lucky she was not ran over. It was very close,” she added.“This pathway is used by many pedestrians and it is a danger.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up I would hope any public representatives reading this could help out by asking the council to erect a barrier or a railing to safeguard the public from such reckless drivers.“A railing like the one alongside the school would be suitable. I hope something will be done soon before somebody is killed.“This has been happening a lot and it is very unfair on other road users. Not being able to take your kids or animals for a walk, without the fear of been run over on a public footpath.“People in general expect to be and to feel safe walking on a footpath. This is just bizarre,” she declared.
“We’re insuring that, as we have this Aboriginal content, it’s really talking about what’s been good in the province of British Columbia, and even what’s been bad. It’s about being accurate as we go forward with our Aboriginal content in the classrooms.BC now has 1,581 public schools and 350 independent ones, and full-time enrollment estimates are running slightly above 521,000 students. The Ministry of Education says total funding to school districts in the coming fiscal year will reach $5.06 billion, and says that means it is up 31 per cent since the Liberals took control of the government in 2001.The new Education Minister is Peace River South MLA, Mike Bernier – Among other things, he inherits the job of launching a three year transition to a new curriculum.He says the new focus is on flexibility – still giving students the core subjects, but allowing them to participate in projects related to their interests, and targeting real life employment situations.- Advertisement -“We’re still focusing on the basic, it’s still around the reading, writing and arithmetic,” said Bernier.“What’s really exciting about this new curriculum is along that personalized learning, more flexibility in the classroom for our children. We want to make sure our education system is flexible, to help them.”The three year transition process to the new curriculum starts with kindergarten to grade nine students, and there will also be a renewed emphasis on accuracy – particularly when it comes to the aboriginal component.Advertisement