The change in seasons is a call that many Connecticut residents are unable to resist in their quest to cast off the coldness of winter. Along with those who are enjoying the state's parks and outdoor recreation, many motorcyclists are eager to hit the open roads. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at risk for suffering life-threatening injuries in the event they are involved in a violent motorcycle accident.
The second week of April is dedicated to Dog Bite Prevention. Veterinarians work with clients and their communities to help educate pet owners about the importance of teaching children how to interact with dogs, including both household pets and strange dogs they encounter in their neighborhoods. There have been several tragic incidents in Connecticut that involved victims suffering horrific injuries from animal bites inflicted by dogs.
Along with the advantages provided by modern technology comes potentially serious problems. April has been designated as Distracted Driving Month in order to call attention to the danger posed by distracted motorists who allow technology to take their attention from the road. Every state, including Connecticut, has reported car accidents that can be attributed to a distracted driver.