I work by the canal and every day I see people walking their dogs on the path, but rarely, if ever are these dogs on leashes! There are laws for a reason and one of the reasons is safety. Just recently I was driving home and a lady had a small white dog, off the leash, which ran in front of my car. I avoided the dog, but couldn’t avoid the metal post that the town had just installed to keep cars off of the newly seeded area. And instead of coming over to see how me and my car were the lady scooped up her small dog and took off! So now I’m left to pay for the damages just because some people are inconsiderate and rude. Leash your dog because next time it might be the dog and not my car.