Operating a motor vehicle is a privilege that carries major responsibilities for drivers in New Haven, and throughout Connecticut. Taking your focus off of the road and the task of driving, even briefly, can result in a collision. According to the U.S. government’s website for distracted driving, there were approximately 421,000 people injured in car accidents involving distracted drivers in 2012. In general, all drivers are prone to distractions while on the road. However, a recent study has shown that teenage motorists may be more likely to be careless drivers.
Occasionally, drivers may have issues with their vehicles while traveling on the roads of New Haven. Whether due to a flat tire, mechanical problem or any other number of reasons, motorists who experience situations such as this must often pull over to assess the issue. Even if they have found a seemingly safe place to do so, this can be dangerous for them, their passengers and other drivers.
People throughout New Haven, and all of the U.S., own dogs of all shapes and sizes. Some keep dogs for companionship, while others keep them for personal or property protection. There are also those who own dogs as service animals and depend on their pet to provide different types of assistance. Regardless of a person’s intentions in owning a dog, they have a responsibility to ensure that their pet does not pose a risk to their neighbors or the public.
In New Have, and elsewhere, regardless of the breed of dog a pet owner has, they have a responsibility to ensure that their pet is properly socialized so it will not attack or that it is safely enclosed in their home or yard. If a dog gets out and attacks someone, it can result in serious personal injury, which can have lasting effects. Often, the pain from dog bite injuries is not just physical; victims of animal attacks often have lasting emotional pain as well.
Most readers in New Haven are aware that car accidents can result in serious injury or even death for the drivers who are involved, as well as for their passengers. While often the driver who caused the crash will face some sort of penalty or charge by law enforcement, they may also be held financially responsible, if those affected choose to take legal action against them.
Pet owners have the responsibility to not only just care for their dogs, but also to ensure that they are kept secure in a home or fenced yard. Even dogs whose owners believe they are properly socialized and safe to be around can sometimes snap and attack a person or another animal. For people in New Haven, as well as other localities throughout the U.S., the trauma of a dog attack can be long lasting and can stretch beyond just the serious injury that dog bites can cause.