Qld - unrestrained pets in cars.

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Qld - unrestrained pets in cars.

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:02 am

Received this notice today and thought all you Qld dog owners may not be aware of this law.

Police are cracking down on unrestrained pets in cars and as such we would like to inform our valued customers of the laws regarding unrestrained animals in vehicles in Qld.

Many of you may be unaware that there is a $200 fine for having an unsecured pet in your vehicle. There is also an additional fine of $233 for driving with a pet on your lap.

Aside from the animal being a distraction whilst the owner is driving, there is a significant risk to both the pet and the other occupants of a vehicle in the event of an accident, if an animal is unrestrained in the car.

The best way to protect yourself and your pet from an unfortunate mishap such as this is to ensure that your pet is in a suitable restraint such as a harness or carry cage.
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Re: Qld - unrestrained pets in cars.

Postby Rosco1 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:35 am

To true Gypsy...We always maintained that if we had to stop quickly that Bailie would be like having a torpedo in the car....Hence.....She has her own safety belt / harness...(and hates being in it for the 1st few minutes till she knows...shes there to stay)

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