Home

   Log in or Register


Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
  Life in General
Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: Dogs and Cats in Vehicles
Jump To Page:  1  2 Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by peter1474 on 05/3/2017 at 9:24am
View peter1474's Profile View Profile   Reply to peter1474 Reply   Quote peter1474 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
peter1474
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Outfit:
Pageant Champagne 2002 Honda CRV 2008

Location:
ML9

Joined: 21/5/2013
Posts:   402
Site Reviews:   5
Gallery Images:   0
Quote: Originally posted by fran1000 on 05/3/2017
In the last few days, I have seen 2 different people driving with their dogs sitting on their laps!

Gives me one of my "I wish I was a traffic cop" moments.


Traffic Cop? thought they were TV stars nowadays.


-------------
Peter and CofSD (Anne)

Message posted by Ewen c on 05/3/2017 at 12:38pm
View Ewen c's Profile View Profile   Reply to Ewen c Reply   Quote Ewen c Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Ewen c
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Tents

Location:
County Kildare Ireland EU.

Joined: 22/8/2013
Posts:   2233
Site Reviews:   13
Tent Reviews:   9
Gallery Images:   0
Dogs go in the boot of the estate. It has a load partition so nothing can fly forward.

-------------
Hypercamp Alaska
Vango Force 10 mk3
Coleman Cobra Pro
Eureka! Solitaire
Dutch army goretex bivvy bag

Touring Caravan Insurance - 20% Discount for UKCampsite.co.uk members
Caravan Guard 20% Discount for UKCampsite.co.uk members on Touring Caravan Insurance. Get 5 star rated cover and big savings - for a quote simply click Online Quotation

Message posted by Mike3003 on 05/3/2017 at 2:07pm
View Mike3003's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mike3003 Reply   Quote Mike3003 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Mike3003
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Outfit:
Bailey Pageant Monarch. 2002

Location:
Lovely Devon

Joined: 15/7/2013
Posts:   1071
Site Reviews:   1
Gallery Images:   2
Quote: Originally posted by fran1000 on 05/3/2017
In the last few days, I have seen 2 different people driving with their dogs sitting on their laps!

Gives me one of my "I wish I was a traffic cop" moments.



Grips me too Fran. 200 fine and 6 points in my opinion.

An old work colleague took great pleasure in telling me his Jack Russell, which was sat on his lap whilst driving along an A Road near Axminster, leapt off his lap and scurried along the dash of his car..........After a mouse!

He soon realised my displeasure. 😀👍

Mike

Message posted by Bob61 on 06/3/2017 at 11:33am
View Bob61's Profile View Profile   Reply to Bob61 Reply   Quote Bob61 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Bob61
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Sunncamp Breton 500 Plus (its a tent)

Location:
North Hampshire

Joined: 23/8/2009
Posts:   9199
Site Reviews:   26
Tent Reviews:   4
Gallery Images:   1
As far as I am aware there are no laws requiring a dog to be restrained in a car, however, driving with one on your lap could be construed as driving without due care and attention. Having a dog held on a front seat passengers lap is no offence. Although the highway code advises restraining animals there is no actual law...unless somebody wants to correct me.

-------------
I do know everything, just not all at once.

Message posted by Ray Clayton on 06/3/2017 at 12:00pm
View Ray Clayton's Profile View Profile   Reply to Ray Clayton Reply   Quote Ray Clayton Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Ray Clayton
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Outfit:
Disco 3 SE Bailey Barcelona

Location:
Ilkeston Derbyshire

Joined: 06/10/2014
Posts:   1279
Site Reviews:   16
Gallery Images:   1
I have always carried ours in the rear with full height dog guard.
Except when they was a pup, (8 week old) and carried on one of the passenger lap.
If you have a dog like ours at 45kg floating around in the boot with no dog guard, then your asking for trouble if you brake hard.



-------------
Cheers

Ray

2018 45 Nights
2017 34 Nights
2016 32 Nights
2015 28 Nights
2014 20 Nights



Message posted by Scampi on 06/3/2017 at 3:40pm
View Scampi's Profile View Profile   Reply to Scampi Reply   Quote Scampi Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Scampi
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
ABI St David static

Location:
Leeds

Joined: 02/8/2004
Posts:   4378
Site Reviews:   0
Gallery Images:   0
There is no law saying a dog must be restrained. But as you say Bob61, having one loose in the car and causing a distraction could be construed as an offence. What is definitely an offence is to allow your dog to run loose on the highway, so if a dog escapes from a car and causes an incident (even if that escape is as a result of an accident), you'd be liable.

Our JRT has a harness and is clipped to the rear seat-belt buckle. I'm sure there are occasions when her restraint wouldn't be 'safe', but she can't roam round the car and distract the driver, nor can she get out of the car, so I'm happy with our arrangement.

Message posted by SHARON89 on 07/3/2017 at 8:21pm
View SHARON89's Profile View Profile   Reply to SHARON89 Reply   Quote SHARON89 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
SHARON89
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Outfit:
DISCOVERY 4 HSE & Buccaneer Clipper

Location:

Joined: 02/9/2009
Posts:   259
Site Reviews:   5
Tent Reviews:   1
Gallery Images:   0
Our cat travels in a cage which is meant for a large dog (size of a dalmatian ) this is then secured down with straps. He sits and lays in this comfortably. Hope he is always safe....


In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

Jump To Page:  1  2
Quick Links - All Forums - Life in General - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook


778 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews

Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2017