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Does My Pet Need a Seat Belt?

How do you travel safely with your furry friend?

Do you think pets should be placed under the “Click-it-or-Ticket” law?

According to the NJ government, the answer is yes.

Believe it or not there are so many dangers for pets that aren’t properly strapped. Here are some reasons why you would want your pet to be properly strapped:

  • Distracting: Pets are just as distracting as our cell phones. Pets are just as anxious as children, and if these pets are out of control, drivers can get distracted and lose focus on the road.
  • Protect them: Not only are pets are distracting; they are things that families love and cherish. In an event of an accident, pets can seriously get injured or killed.
  • Keep them in one place: Pets can easily escape cars and get lost. Keep them secure in your car so that it doesn’t happen.
  • Protects your car: No one likes to have their interiors scratched, ripped, or worse. Keeping your pet in one place can protect your car from any damages if they aren’t roaming around.

Fines for not having your pet properly secured can lead to a fine from $250-$1,000.

There are multiple ways of securing your pets. From harnesses to special seat belts, to travel crates, there are various ways of properly securing your pet. Shop around, but make sure that it fits the standards of safety.

Humans aren’t the only ones that need to “click-it-or-ticket!”

 

Sources:

"Car Safety for Dogs!" Squidoo. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 July 2014.

Joseph M. Ghabour
Auto, Bus, Pedestrian, Motorcycle accident, medical malpractice and worker's compensation attorney.

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