Dakota

Is there a law pertaining to dogs riding in the car? We are big and like to take turns sitting in the front seat.


Asked by Dakota on Mar 8th 2008 in Other Laws & Legislation
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Zues

here in pa there is a law stating that a dog has to be fastened somehow in the backseat but i don't think the cops here will pull you over just for that.


Zues answered on Mar 8th.

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Guest

No not in Missouri or Michigan!


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Gray Dawn Treader

Not as far as I know, but I do know that in my area dogs cannot be in the back of pickup trucks unless securly tied.


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Abby

There are no nationwide laws in regards to how dogs must be transported in a car or truck, but most states and/or counties have their own laws.

In many states, it's specifically illegal to have a dog loose or tethered in the bed of a pickup truck, and to transport dogs (crated or loose) in the back of a trailer or other towed vehicle (like a camper, for example).

Most states don't have laws in regards to how your dogs should be transported inside a car. However, having two large dogs loose in the car, especially if they "like to take turns" getting into the front seat poses a huge danger in a moving vehicle - not to mention that unrestrained dogs turn into dog-shaped missiles if you get into an accident.

The safest way to transport your dog in the car is to either crate them, have a wire partition between the 'cargo' area and the passenger area, or to invest in quality doggy seatbelts that will restrain them on the back seat. Loose is almost never a good idea.


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