Restrain your pet whilst in the car with you or risk facing hefty fines and much more
The results of a recent Confused.com research project has highlighted a number of surprising things:
- A THIRD of UK car drivers are risking a fine of up to £2,500 by not restraining their pets whilst driving.
- 34% of drivers failed to restrain pet passengers, one in 10 drivers allow their pets to sit in the front seat of the car, while a further 9% allow their pet to sit on the back seat without a harness.
- 64% of drivers are unaware that carrying a pet in a car unrestrained is punishable with a fine
Restrain your pet or risk being prosecuted:
Drivers with unsecured pets could be incriminating themselves with driving without proper control of a motor vehicle or driving without due care and attention.
An unrestrained pet could earn drivers nine points on their licence along with the hefty fine
Car insurance providers reserve the right to invalidate policies if a driver is involved in an accident with an unrestrained pet, with research showing 10% of drivers involved in an accident that would result in policy invalidation. Resulting having to personally pay out for repairs in the event of a claim.
Drivers should make sure they are complying with the law and keeping their pets as safe as possible.