Pet Safety in Cars
What You Need To Know About Travel Safety.
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As a nation of animal lovers, from our tiny furries to our larger pets, we consider all four-legged friends as part of the family, but did you know you could face fines of up to £2,500 and penalty points on your licence for travelling with an unrestrained pet in your vehicle?
We believe all pet parents should be aware of the safety precautions required when travelling with pets. With this in mind, we have put together a guide below to help you make your pet safe, secure & happy when taking to the car out for your next adventure.
What the law actually says...
As Rule 57 of the Highway Code states "When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars."
Tips for Securing your pet safely & legally
- Dogs should be secured in to the car with a harness attached to the seat belt, they can also travel in the boot with a secure dog in place, make sure you remember to remove the parcel shelf.
- Small animals such as smaller dog breeds, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs etc should be placed in a pet carrier and secured with a seat belt on the back seats or on the floor behind the passenger seat.
- Ensure you have enough water for your pet if you are travelling on long journeys it is advisable to always travel with water in your car if your pet is with you.
- Use sun shades to cover the windows when it is hot or very sunny to help protect your dog and never leave them alone in a hot car.
CoA Halti Clix Universal Seat Belt Restraint
The perfect solution when travelling with your dog. It is a simple strap, which allows you to secure your dog whilst on the move. The trigger hook means you can attach the adapter directly to any regular dog harness and it is designed to be easily secured by plugging straight into the existing seat belt socket.