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DRIVING WITH AN UNRESTRAINED PET IN THE CAR COULD GET YOU A $6,000 FINE!

Author: Shayla Tucker / Category: Pets / Published: May-08-2019

Yesterday I was driving my way home when I heard a police siren, looked in the mirror and noticed that the officer was trying to pull me over.
I did what the officer was trying to tell, after few seconds he came knocking at my window, handed me a traffic violation ticket, I asked him what did I do wrong, and he just pointed his finger to the dog and went back to his car…

But How’s That Even Possible?

I did a research on why I was handed a traffic violation ticket with a big fatty $700 fine, and the first thing I found out was the fact that the failure to restrain any animal inside the car is a violation of rule 57 of the Highway Code which says “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”.
The failure to do so could lead into facing fines of up to $6000 USD especially if it was the main reason an accident happened, but thank god that wasn’t the case case for me.
According to a survey by uSwitch, over one third of people who drive with a pet inside their car are not aware of laws about restraining animals while on road, and I was guilty of that.

It’s noticeable how pets can distract us, I even saw a video earlier of an old man who crushed into a wall because his dog distracted him by jumping on his lap. So this is really serious.
As a part of my research, I went to my insurance company’s office to check out on this, and I was told that restraining pets while driving is a necessity no matter how short the drive is going to be. I was also told that any insurance company could be well within their rights not to pay out on a claim.

What Can You Do About It?

It could take less than 5 mins to fix this, all you need is a dog seat belt, and it’s very cheap. If I had one earlier, I could have prevented the $700 fine.
So as soon as I went back home, I went looking for a seat belt for my dog, and there was a lot of them out there.
The one I’ve chosen was called SafePet. I liked it due to many features that were missing in others. SafePet was made with strong materials, fits almost all cars, and the most important of all, it’s made as a harness, not a collar… a collar will choke the dog if you had to take the brakes.

Are you leaving your dog unrestrained in your car? It's time you take responsibility and fix it before it's too late...

It Only Takes 3 Steps:

As I said before, the unexpected will always happen, and it can sometimes affect your whole life… Thank god I was fortunate enough to still have Maxi beside me, but I wouldn’t count on luck next time, you shouldn't count on lick either. You should always be prepared for the worst scenarios, it’s called the unexpected because it happens when you least expect it, so prepare yourself with these 3 steps:
1. If you don’t already have SafePet, you can get it Here for FREE, how cool is that, I got it for its original price which was about $30. If you're lucky enough to find it for FREE, just go and get it…

2. After you receive it, take it off its package, and insert it to your car’s seat belt.

3. Whenever you’re going out with your dog, make sure to not be on a rush, just take a few seconds to insert it onto your dog’s harness, and there you go... Your dog is now safer.

*I highly recommend SafePet to all pet owners that want to protect both their dogs and wallets, not having this cheap thing could cost 2 months salary...


Only registered users can add comments.

  • Heather Moss

    Does it fit standard seat buckles like on my Camry?

    Like Reply 6h ago
  • Lisa Bauer

    The SafePet seat belt fits all standard seat belts. It worked just fine in my Jeep before that was totaled. Am now using it in my boyfriend’s Prius and it works just the same.

    Like Reply 2h ago
  • Jay DiLisio

    Is it safe to attach to the collar?

    Like Reply 13h ago
  • Bryan Langley

    No, you need a harness. You don't want to snap your dog's neck when you brake.

    Like Reply 2h ago
  • Leela Konig

    Will my dog get tangled in it?

    Like Reply 3h ago
  • Mark Webb

    It shouldn’t happen. In any case you can adjust the length of the harness to make sure he’s comfortable without getting all tangled up.

    Like Reply 30 mins
  • Sarah Wilko

    Does this work for a cat?

    Like Reply 10h ago
  • Claire Agar

    Yes, it will work for a cat. You should use a harness rather than putting it on the collar though.

    Like Reply 9h ago

About The Author:

My name is Shayla, I'm 27 years old, and I'm an elementary school teacher.
There are 2 things that I'm always eager to do which help me make this world a better place. One is putting a smile on my cute students' faces, the other is helping dogs in need and providing them food and shelter.
I like going out with my dog Max, it doesn't matter if it's a walk, a morning jog, or a drive, I just enjoy it.
I also enjoy writing valuable content that educates dog owners, and help them drastically empower the bond between them and their dogs.

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Author: Shayla Tucker / Category: Pets / Published: March-26-2019


DRIVING WITH AN UNRESTRAINED PET IN THE CAR COULD GET YOU A $6,000 FINE!

Author: Shayla Tucker / Category: Pets / Published: May-08-2019

Yesterday I was driving my way home when I heard a police siren, looked in the mirror and noticed that the officer was trying to pull me over.
I did what the officer was trying to tell, after few seconds he came knocking at my window, handed me a traffic violation ticket, I asked him what did I do wrong, and he just pointed his finger to the dog and went back to his car…

But How’s That Even Possible?

I did a research on why I was handed a traffic violation ticket with a big fatty $700 fine, and the first thing I found out was the fact that the failure to restrain any animal inside the car is a violation of rule 57 of the Highway Code which says “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”.
The failure to do so could lead into facing fines of up to $6000 USD especially if it was the main reason an accident happened, but thank god that wasn’t the case case for me.
According to a survey by uSwitch, over one third of people who drive with a pet inside their car are not aware of laws about restraining animals while on road, and I was guilty of that.

It’s noticeable how pets can distract us, I even saw a video earlier of an old man who crushed into a wall because his dog distracted him by jumping on his lap. So this is really serious.
As a part of my research, I went to my insurance company’s office to check out on this, and I was told that restraining pets while driving is a necessity no matter how short the drive is going to be. I was also told that any insurance company could be well within their rights not to pay out on a claim.

What Can You Do About It?

It could take less than 5 mins to fix this, all you need is a dog seat belt, and it’s very cheap. If I had one earlier, I could have prevented the $700 fine.
So as soon as I went back home, I went looking for a seat belt for my dog, and there was a lot of them out there.
The one I’ve chosen was called SafePet. I liked it due to many features that were missing in others. SafePet was made with strong materials, fits almost all cars, and the most important of all, it’s made as a harness, not a collar… a collar will choke the dog if you had to take the brakes.

Are you leaving your dog unrestrained in your car? It's time you take responsibility and fix it before it's too late...

It Only Takes 3 Steps:

As I said before, the unexpected will always happen, and it can sometimes affect your whole life… Thank god I was fortunate enough to still have Maxi beside me, but I wouldn’t count on luck next time, you shouldn't count on lick either. You should always be prepared for the worst scenarios, it’s called the unexpected because it happens when you least expect it, so prepare yourself with these 3 steps:
1. If you don’t already have SafePet, you can get it Here for FREE, how cool is that, I got it for its original price which was about $30. If you're lucky enough to find it for FREE, just go and get it…

2. After you receive it, take it off its package, and insert it to your car’s seat belt.

3. Whenever you’re going out with your dog, make sure to not be on a rush, just take a few seconds to insert it onto your dog’s harness, and there you go... Your dog is now safer.

*I highly recommend SafePet to all pet owners that want to protect both their dogs and wallets, not having this cheap thing could cost 2 months salary...

Every time I pass by a driver with an unrestrained dog in their car, I remember the sad car accident in which my dog was injured. They say “Always buckle up your loved ones” but that wasn’t the case for me, as I’m a young, wild, rebel soul…

The Unexpected Happens…

It was a rainy day back in 2018, me and my adorable dog Max went out to do some grocery shopping as I was out of beef, and only god knows how much little Maxi loves beef, so we went out, and bought a lot of WholeHearted beef bags.
When I was driving back home with my poor Maxi, a drunk driver lost control over his car, and I couldn’t see anything but his car flying at me…
It happened so fast, and I didn’t even know what happened until I woke up surrounded by a couple of nurses telling me not to freak out. I took a look at my hands, and there was blood on them, so I went out of control, screaming and crying asking the nurses what happened, and where’s my little Maxi. I got an answer from a nurse telling me that I was in a car accident and that a vet saw Maxi, and he’s just fine.
A few moments later, my bestie Amy came in to check on me, I asked her about Max, and she said that he has a broken leg but he’ll be alright. I cried so hard that day because it was my mistake, it could never happen if I buckled him up.

Unrestrained Frightening Stories

The next day when I got home from the hospital, Amy came to check on me, she brought her puppy with her -who happens to be Maxi’s bestie.
Amy told me how lucky we were since the drunken driver who crashed into us passed away, and told me about some scary car accident videos she saw on Youtube.
One of the videos she told me about is the story of an old man and his Maltese, the Maltese jumped into the man’s lap, which distracted the old man and caused in him crushing into a wall.
Another one is when a woman was driving fast and she suddenly had to take the brakes, her tough Bernese that was unrestrained in the back seat turned into a rocket that broke the windshield. The strong Bernese then fell into the ground and started running in the high-way which unfortunately caused 3 car accidents.
Amy kept on telling me about these frightening videos, and my head started spinning that I was going to vomit…

Are you leaving your dog unrestrained in your car? It's time you take responsibility and fix it before it's too late...

Illegal in U.K, Canada, Germany, and Spain…

There’s no wonder why these countries have restricted car drivers from leaving their dogs unrestrained in their cars while they’re driving. It’s a matter of fact that all the governments have a moral obligation to follow the steps of these countries and restrict this irresponsible behavior if they want to prevent their citizens from such dangerous situations.
I do somehow find that restraining a toddler but not a dog as an absurd thing… Both of them have a heart, and a soul, so why in god’s heaven would someone do everything possible, and do even more to protect their children, but do nothing to protect the pet they love? Believe me, I once didn't care, I didn’t know it matters until Maxi had his leg broken, and I do regret not buckling him up from the deepest part of my heart.

"I've always told you that you should get Maxi a SafePet seat belt to keep him safe, but you never listen"

— Amy

The Solution Was In Front Of Me All The Time.

I do visit Amy on a regular basis, if I don’t, she’ll come over to see me, we spend a lot of time with each other. Whenever we’ll go on a ride, she’ll always restrain her dog, if she doesn’t have the SafePet seat belt with her, she wouldn’t drive just to hold her dog tight… She was always telling me to get my own SafePet to keep Maxi safe and prevent bad things from happening to him, but I was like "Whatever... Bad things are not going to come near this lovely creature" but a little did I know.
I heard the same thing over and over again, but I wasn’t wise enough to make a clear decision, and if I knew the outcome would be a broken leg, I’d get my own SafePet right away, and prevent my dog from going through this very bad experience.
SafePet had a harness at the bottom, not a choking collar, so it could have protected little Maxi without suffocating. Unlike other similar pet seat belts, SafePet is made from sturdy and resilient materials, it was invented with the worst scenarios in mind.
After inserting it to the seat, you’ll just set your mind at ease, and eliminate these anxious voices inside your head telling you that the sky is going to fall.

It Only Takes 3 Steps:

As I said before, the unexpected will always happen, and it can sometimes affect your whole life… Thank god I was fortunate enough to still have Maxi beside me, but I wouldn’t count on luck next time, you shouldn't count on lick either. You should always be prepared for the worst scenarios, it’s called the unexpected because it happens when you least expect it, so prepare yourself with these 3 steps:
1. If you don’t already have SafePet, you can get it Here, sometimes it’s on sale, I got it for its original price which was about $30. If you're lucky enough to find it on sale, just go and get it…

2. After you receive it, take it off its package, and insert it to your car’s seat belt.

3. Whenever you’re going out with your dog, make sure to not be on a rush, just take a few seconds to insert it onto your dog’s harness, and there you go... Your dog is now safer.

Only registered users can add comments.

  • Heather Moss

    Does it fit standard seat buckles like on my Camry?

    Like Reply 6h ago
  • Lisa Bauer

    The SafePet seat belt fits all standard seat belts. It worked just fine in my Jeep before that was totaled. Am now using it in my boyfriend’s Prius and it works just the same.

    Like Reply 2h ago
  • Jay DiLisio

    Is it safe to attach to the collar?

    Like Reply 13h ago
  • Bryan Langley

    No, you need a harness. You don't want to snap your dog's neck when you brake.

    Like Reply 2h ago
  • Leela Konig

    Will my dog get tangled in it?

    Like Reply 3h ago
  • Mark Webb

    It shouldn’t happen. In any case you can adjust the length of the harness to make sure he’s comfortable without getting all tangled up.

    Like Reply 30 mins
  • Sarah Wilko

    Does this work for a cat?

    Like Reply 10h ago
  • Claire Agar

    Yes, it will work for a cat. You should use a harness rather than putting it on the collar though.

    Like Reply 9h ago

About The Author:

My name is Shayla, I'm 27 years old, and I'm an elementary school teacher.
There are 2 things that I'm always eager to do which help me make this world a better place. One is putting a smile on my cute students' faces, the other is helping dogs in need and providing them food and shelter.
I like going out with my dog Max, it doesn't matter if it's a walk, a morning jog, or a drive, I just enjoy it.
I also enjoy writing valuable content that educates dog owners, and help them drastically empower the bond between them and their dogs.


Only registered users can add comments.

  • Heather Moss

    Does it fit standard seat buckles like on my Camry?

    Like Reply 6h ago
  • Lisa Bauer

    The SafePet seat belt fits all standard seat belts. It worked just fine in my Jeep before that was totaled. Am now using it in my boyfriend’s Prius and it works just the same.

    Like Reply 2h ago
  • Jay DiLisio

    Is it safe to attach to the collar?

    Like Reply 13h ago
  • Bryan Langley

    No, you need a harness. You don't want to snap your dog's neck when you brake.

    Like Reply 2h ago
  • Leela Konig

    Will my dog get tangled in it?

    Like Reply 3h ago
  • Mark Webb

    It shouldn’t happen. In any case you can adjust the length of the harness to make sure he’s comfortable without getting all tangled up.

    Like Reply 30 mins
  • Sarah Wilko

    Does this work for a cat?

    Like Reply 10h ago
  • Claire Agar

    Yes, it will work for a cat. You should use a harness rather than putting it on the collar though.

    Like Reply 9h ago

About The Author:

My name is Shayla, I'm 27 years old, and I'm an elementary school teacher.
There are 2 things that I'm always eager to do which help me make this world a better place. One is putting a smile on my cute students' faces, the other is helping dogs in need and providing them food and shelter.
I like going out with my dog Max, it doesn't matter if it's a walk, a morning jog, or a drive, I just enjoy it.
I also enjoy writing valuable content that educates dog owners, and help them drastically empower the bond between them and their dogs.

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