USPS Stickers Could Stem Dog Bite Trend
The United States Postal Service has announced a new initiative designed to prevent their workers from being attacked along their routes. Mail carriers will start adding yellow and orange stickers to mailboxes around the country, with orange stickers indicating that a dog lives on the premises and yellow stickers warning that a dog may be in neighboring yards.
While it’s possible to opt-out of the program, the stickers could be a helpful tool in avoiding liability should a dog attack occur. “This isn’t a bad thing at all. This isn’t calling you out or putting out a mark that you have a bad dog or that your dog has attacked anybody. It is just to let the carrier know,” Post Office Safety Ambassador, Shannon Devine told news outlets.
Cautioning Visitors About Dogs
While you and your family might be dog lovers, not everybody is a fan. Alerting guests and service providers of the presence of a dog can help ease tensions when they stop by. You never know what kind of trauma may be lingering in a person’s past. Warning them that a dog is around is an easy way to help others protect themselves.
Routes of Peril
Delivery drivers and mail carriers face a number of dangers on their daily routes, but none as consistently risky as dogs. Even the most docile of dog can feel threatened when a stranger stops by to drop off a package. Given how much risk is involved in their daily duties, mail carriers need every resource they can to help guard against attacks.
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