Friday, March 30, 2012

Dont's in Dealing with Dogs

Dont's in Dealing with Dogs
Animal attacks, compared to vehicle crashes, occur less frequently. Nonetheless, when they do happen, the victim usually suffers grave injuries that leave him or her with ugly scars.

There are many ways to prevent being attacked by animals, especially dogs. To add to the knowledge of individuals in avoiding aggressive dog behavior, consider the following:

Do not approach a sick or injured dog. Like humans, dogs do not feel well when they are sick or injured. Hence, humans should never abruptly come near an ill dog because chances are high that the latter will exhibit aggressive behavior. The dog may misinterpret human’s intention to cuddle and care for it. 

Do not get inside the dog’s territory. Dogs are territorial animals; hence, humans should be extremely cautious when   going inside the home of someone who has dogs that roam freely. Moreover, dogs are likely to protect their “pack”, or those that they consider as part of their family. It may be a fellow dog, another animal, or human.

Do not intervene in a dogfight. Getting in the middle of fighting dogs is a very bad decision some unsuspecting people make. Many owners were seriously injured in the past while trying to restrain their pets involved in a dog brawl.

Do not snatch the dog’s water or food while it’s eating. Hungry or thirsty dogs have greater possibility to bite, which is why humans should never interrupt dogs while eating.
Do not play too much with a dog – Dogs become more aggressive when they exert a lot of effort even though playing. Their uncontrollable energy may result in biting.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Safety Reminders for Bicycle Riders in California

Bicycle Riders in California
Biking behavior and lack of awareness on the part of motorized vehicle drivers are seen as the main causes of bicycle accidents. An inappropriate biking behavior is usually depicted by the failure of bicycle riders to wear safety helmets, as well as driving while intoxicated and pedaling at fast speed while on a public road.

On the other hand, lack of awareness on the part of motorists is usually described by their failure to notice other vehicles on the road, including bicycles. Many bicycle collisions happen because of this, wherein a motor vehicle driver recklessly proceeds on a traffic lane and bumps into a bicycle rider. Because of the small frame of the bicycle, it is obvious that it will receive the most damage in the collision with a car.

It is very important for biking enthusiasts to apply safety at all times. The State of California encourages them to follow the traffic regulations imposed by the state government, in ways a normal car or truck driver would.

Since bicycles are regarded as part of the traffic, a observing safety precautions and following traffic regulations will reduce bicycle accidents on the road.

Here are four key safety reminders that bicycle riders must remember and observe to promote safety in California’s main roads: