Whether dogs or cats, if you transport your animal in the car, it must also be properly secured.
Many pet owners obviously do not think about the safe and species-appropriate transport of animals. This is the only way to explain dogs panting out of the side window, unsecured on the passenger seat or in the trunk. Conversely, when travelling with children on board, who would think of transporting them unsecured? Normally nobody.
There are regulations on how the dog must be transported in the car, which of course also applies to other animals. Although the passages of the law do not immediately remind of regulations for the transport of animals.
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There are no more precise regulations as to which protection must be used for which animal while driving. Only this much, the securing should be done individually, adapted to the type and size of the animal. And if your car needs Heavy Duty Towing, you have to see to it that your pet is secured.
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Transport boxes for animals
A simple variant for transport and also permitted are transport boxes. These are available in many different versions depending on the type and size of the animal. Simply putting a transport box on the passenger seat or in the trunk is not enough. As with other “things”, the load securing obligation must be observed and the animal transport box must be secured against slipping.
Nets and grids
Nets or grilles that are attached between rows of seats or as a boundary to the trunk are also a way of transporting animals. In any case, the animal must be prevented from jumping forward. The “load” is properly secured with such nets and gratings. However, it remains to be seen whether this will optimally prevent injuries to the animal in the event of abrupt braking.
Another way to secure animals in the car is to use special belts. You have to check that the belts must be precisely tailored to the animal. However, they don’t permit the use of such belts on the front passenger seat.