Does your dog need to wear a dog seat belt?
Did you know it is now against the law for you to travel with your pet unsecured in your vehicle? 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.” Your dog either needs to wear a dog seat belt or be secured in a pet carrier.
Drivers can easily be distracted by their pets but it turns out over a third of people who travel with their pets are unaware of the laws about restraining their animals with either a dog seat belt, carrier or a crate. Not only is your pet unsecured and dangerous but it could also invalidate your car insurance should you have an accident. You could also end up with points on your license and a fine of up to £2500!
19% say they’ve failed to secure their pet properly and 21% have been distracted by their pet
Tips for travelling with your pet
- Secure dogs in to the car with one of our dog seat belts.
- Small animals such as smaller dog breeds or cats should be placed in a carrier and secured with a seatbelt or placed on the floor behind the passenger seat.
- Ensure you have enough water for your pet, especially on longer journeys. Our pet water bottles are perfect for keeping your pets hydrated on the go.
- Pack warm blankets in case you break down in colder weather or at night.
Our Dog Seat Belts
Our dog seat belts work with the car’s seat belt restraint system to protect your pet against injury. It has adjustable straps and features soft protection chest padding for comfort. Enables your pets to sit or lie in comfort.
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