Dog travel safety

Attention Drivers – Belt Up!

Did you know…

UK law states drivers that allow dogs to stick their head out of the window of a moving vehicle could be given a hefty fine and are invalidating their insurance.

Some of the funniest videos I have seen are of dogs sticking their heads out the car window and their ears blowing in the wind. This however is no longer a laughing matter and UK law is now stating drives could be find and are in fact invalidating their insurance.

As stated in the rules of the Highway Code all drivers must ensure all animals are suitably restrained as not to distract drivers putting them or the animal in danger.

It is recommended your pet travels in a pet carrier, dog crate / guard or wear a seatbelt harness. These products can be found at main stockists including Pets at Home, Amazon and Ebay.

If your Pet is found not be driving safely and an accident were to occur Go Compare states all insurance would be invalidated. This means you could be liable for all damages to your car and the other drivers.

Travelling with your pet is often a necessity however make safety a priority and ensure your pet is properly restrained.


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