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| 14 September 2020

Do you drive with your pet in the car?

Do you let you pets hang their head out the window or ride shot gun? Many of us do without knowing that this actually breaks the law and can lead to points on your licence, a fine and invalidated insurance.

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.”

Violating the Highway Code doesn't carry a direct penalty however if you are pulled over by the police for driving without due care and attention the maximum penalty you could receive is a fine of £5,000 and nine penalty points. You could also have invalidated your insurance.

We understand how important pets are to a family here at Paul Robinson’s. If you have any questions relating to this article or any motoring matters please do not hesitate to contact us today on:

01702 338338 (Southend)

01277 500123 (Billericay)

0208 049 5888 (London)

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