A BHB tipster sends in this photo and observation:
There’s a nabe dog walker who consistently puts her charges in danger by “walking” the dogs while she rides on her Vespa scooter. Here’s a photo snapped this morning.
A few things to point out about the photo:
- She’s endangering those dogs with this unprofessional and reckless behavior. A dog could easily get caught her wheels, and how can she have much control over the dogs if she’s trying to control her scooter?
- The brake light indicates the Vespa is on.
- She’s driving down a one way street the wrong way with an oncoming car right in front of her. This is dangerous to everyone involved—particularly the dogs
- She’s not wearing a helmet (illegal).
In April, Brooklyn Heights super attorney/BHB super commenter TK Small observed:
This week I saw something somewhat bizarre. The heavyset woman who walks dogs in the neighborhood was doing so while slowly rolling up Pierrepont street on her scooter. I only saw her do this for 20 or 30 feet, but quickly cars were accumulating behind her. I come from a cat loving family so I am not sure whether this would be considered good practice.
Is this all that dangerous? (Update: The NY Times wrote about Brooklyn Heights dogs walkers in 2002)