Is there a law pertaining to dogs riding in the car? We are big and like to take turns sitting in the front seat.
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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.
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.
Gray Dawn Treader answered on 3/8/08. Helpful? / 0
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.
Abby answered on 3/8/08. Helpful? / 0