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Good news, everybody: the Delaware Department of Transportation has once and for all solved the horrible traffic on I-95 (one of the most heavily traveled roads in the country) through the state. Now that that particular scourge of Easterners has been defeated, DelDOT has moved on to other urgent priorities, such as terrorizing homeowners who have basketball hoops facing the street:
From Delaware Online:
Delaware Department of Transportation crews escorted by state police tore down basketball hoops this morning in two neighborhoods in Claymont amid protests from residents who say the nets aren’t harming anyone.
Last fall, DelDOT sent letters to at least eight residents in the Radnor Green and Ashbourne Hills subdivisions saying their street-side basketball hoops violated the state’s Clear Zone law, which prohibits hoops, trees, shrubs and other objects from being within seven feet of the pavement’s edge in subdivisions.
DelDOT told residents that if they didn’t take down the hoops that the agency would and residents would be charged for the removal and disposal costs, said Radnor Green resident John McCafferty.
DelDOT crews and state police officers abruptly stopped the operation this morning after a News Journal photographer arrived at McCafferty’s house on Hilldale Court, where the man’s wife had climbed up on the hoop to protest the removals.
McCafferty’s hoop was spared - for a time.
I’m just glad we have video of the conclusion of this story, because it’s so important to appreciate that DelDOT’s time and money are being used wisely and efficiently now that there’s no more horrible, nightmarish traffic in the state.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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H/T to National Review Online