Whether you were born and raised in New York or have come to Staten Island to live as an adult, you're likely well aware of how busy and crowded roadways and sidewalks can be on any given day. You may be among those residents who try to choose walking as a preferred means of transportation as often as possible. After all, studies show walking at a brisk pace is an easy way to increase your heart rate and fit aerobic exercise into your daily routine.
For those who live in certain areas of New York, walking may be a part of everyday life. With heavily congested traffic ever present, you may even prefer to walk from place to place. However, while pedestrianism may have numerous benefits, it could also have certain disadvantages, one of which is a lack of available protection.
The last time you had surgery or a dental procedure, a doctor probably prescribed a pain reliever. You may have taken this medication for a week or so after the procedure, and during that time, you may have slept a lot. Perhaps you remember very little of the time you spent in the haze of narcotics.
Though you may love all different types of animals, you likely know that everyone should give those animals their deserved space and approach with caution. Even seemingly harmless pets can sometimes have adverse reactions to strangers or due to other circumstances, and a serious incident could occur. Of course, even if you do remember to proceed with caution, you may still end up as the victim of a dog bite if the animal's owner acted negligently.
When you are walking near traffic, you are naturally vulnerable to injury. After all, unlike motorists on the road, you do not have anything surrounding you to protect you. Unfortunately, sometimes drivers in New York fail to pay attention to their surroundings and end up striking pedestrians.