Some Tips From The USPS On Keeping Your Dogs From Committing A New Haven Dog Bite

June 5th, 2023

It is a trope as old as time, the United States Postal worker coming to the door and being barked at or bitten by an otherwise friendly dog.  You’ve probably seen this played out on TV, in the movies and even on commercials that portray this happening frequently.  Unfortunately this is not just something for Hollywood to get a good laugh out of because dog bite injuries happen to postal workers all of the time.  In fact, the United States Postal Service (USPS) reported that last year alone there were more than 5,300 of their employees attacked by dogs that seemed like friendly animals at first.  This is a staggering number and it is important that as a dog owner you are aware that this can happen and how to prevent it. To keep your animal from getting into a situation where she/he commits a New Haven dog bite and injures a mail carrier or other passerby you will want to be aware of some of the tips that the USPS is rolling out during National Dog Bite Awareness Week.  Since the USPS has extensive experience with this type of behavior from these animals they seem like a good source to go to for prevention measures.  Here are some of the things that the government agency is recommending to keep your pet free from getting…continue reading

What To Do When Faced With A New Haven Pedestrian Accident

May 29th, 2023

A rash of accidents around the state of Connecticut have left pedestrians injured and some fatally so.  These tragic events are often avoidable and should be considered a serious problem for those who are on foot throughout the state.  Here in the Elm City we have experienced a number of New Haven pedestrian accidents including a recent incident involving four pedestrians who were struck by a sedan and injured. Of course avoiding involvement in an an accident of this sort is important and it is critical that you follow safety steps including not being distracted while you’re walking, crossing at intersections that have lights and pedestrian markings and always looking both ways before crossing the street.  However, these types of accidents are becoming more and more common and you should know what to do in the event that you are involved in this type of incident.  It is important that you know before an incident occurs what you should do in the event that something were to happen. While there may be additional items that you will need to address in the event that you were to be involved in an accident of this type, these are a good starting place for what to do with this type of situation. 1.) Make sure you and anyone you are with are out of harms way.  If,…continue reading

5 Quick Tips To Keep You Safe This Memorial Day Weekend

May 27th, 2023

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and as we celebrate the “unofficial” start to summer it is also important to take a moment to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom to celebrate.  The women and men who have died to give us the right to share a friendly hello with our neighbor or break bread with someone we may disagree with on almost everything should be honored with words of remembrance but also demonstrations of the freedoms that they fought so valiantly do protect for all U.S. citizens. With that in mind, as you are celebrating this weekend, you will want to make sure you are doing so responsibly and with safety in mind so all of our neighbors can be a part of the celebration of the start of summer and the freedoms that we all exercise everyday.  In order to this there are some safety tips you should keep in mind as you spend time welcoming in the summer months. Whether you’re at a cookout with friends, a beach day with family or just spending time around a roaring fire with neighbors you will want to keep these tips in mind so you can be safe while also having a great time. 1.) Drink responsibly.  This is the easiest one.  If you’re going to be drinking you should limit…continue reading

Fairfield Pedestrian Fatality Reminds Us Of The Dangers Of Parking Lots

May 26th, 2023

When you’re out for a stroll in the Elm City you may be crossing over parking lots and driveways that could present a real hazard to you as vehicles are passing in and out of these locations all of the time.  Such was the case for a Colchester man who was fatally struck in a Fairfield, Connecticut parking lot in the middle of the morning. Often when New Haven pedestrian accidents happen we can chalk them up to someone being out and about late at night or excessive speed contributing to the accident, but in this case it was the middle of the morning and the driver was pulling into a parking lot at a reasonable speed.  So, what does this accident tell us about the dangers of being in a parking lot, even during daylight? Parking lots often present grave dangers to pedestrians for a variety of reasons, but one of the main things is that there are very few markings about where to cross and how to do so safely.  When someone is walking through the streets of a city there are often crosswalks to signal where they should cross the street and in many cases there are lights to tell them when it is safe to cross the street.  In a large parking lot, none of this exists and this can present…continue reading

New Haven Area Motorcycle Accident Sheds Light On Dangers Anytime Of The Day

May 25th, 2023

A recent fatal accident in Milford involving a motorcycle and a Chevy Trailblazer was a good reminder that not all motorcycle accidents happen at night and that riding during the day presents risks as well.  There is a lot of talk about the dangers of riding a motorcycle at night and there are significant risks in doing this, but it should not be overlooked that there are risks to riding a motorcycle during the day as well, as evidenced by the recent accident in Milford. There are many things to consider when working to avoid a New Haven motorcycle accident and stay safe on your ride.  Taking time to make sure you are riding your bike safely and without taking significant risks that could put you at danger is the best thing you can do to be able to continue to ride your bike at all times of the day and be safe while doing it. Whether you’re a seasoned motorcycle rider or you’re just starting out you should know some things that will help keep you safe when you’re on your bike.  You may have heard about the things you can do to keep yourself safe when you’re riding, but a good reminder is always in order. 1.) Wear a helmet.  While Connecticut law does not explicitly require helmets for those riding motorcycles a helmet is…continue reading

Speeding Is An Epidemic And It May Lead To More New Haven Auto Accidents

May 22nd, 2023

Drive along any road in the New Haven area and you’ll be surprised by the speed at which many motorists are traveling.  Excessive speed is one of the most significant things that can lead to fatal New Haven auto accidents but it continues to happen at an alarming rate all around us.  Recent data from the Connecticut Department of Transportation is proving that our roads are filled with drivers who are anxious to get where they are going and they don’t care if they are putting themselves or others on the road at a greater risk. The state recently highlighted two spots on Connecticut’s roads that are of particular concern, but these are just examples of the broader problem of motorists ignoring the speed limit on a road and traveling at the speed that they believe is ok for themselves to travel at.  Take for instance a stretch of I-95 in Norwalk where the speed limit is 65 mph, in 2018 a very small percentage of drivers were traveling at 85 mph, a very significant 20 mph over the posted speed limit.  At the time, the number of people on the road that were traveling at that speed was just 0.3 percent.  Fast forward to 2022 and the number had spiked to over 3% of all traffic on the road traveling at that excessive speed.…continue reading

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