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New laws for dogs in cars

You can now face a fine of up to £2,500, plus penalty points

There are new laws in place for travelling with your pets.

Are you planning to hit the road with your pets? Did you know, you can face a fine of up to £2,500 plus penalty points for having pets unrestrained whilst you’re driving.

It’s not safe having your furry friends roaming around the car whilst you’re trying to drive. Why pay £2500, when you could pay £20 for a pet seatbelt? It’s a no brainer!

We’ve selected the best tips and pet accessories for you to use and follow, for keeping your furry friends safe whilst on the move. We did the research, so that you don’t have to. There’s something for all pet shapes and sizes, so there’s no excuse!

Pet travel checklist

When you’re planning a long journey cross country for a holiday or Crufts Dog Show, be sure to take extra safety precautions if you’re travelling without using pet accessories.

  • Turn off power windows – No one wants to see a rendition of Marley & Me.
  • Don’t feed pets whilst travelling – Pet sick all over the car is less than ideal.
  • Schedule plenty of stops – Dogs needs the toilet just like you do.
  • Keep the car cool – Remember pets have a thick coat of fur, and get hotter than us.

Every year we team up with local partners and host our Car Store Loves Pets event, where we showcase the best pet friendly cars and pet accessories. Keep a look out for our next Car Store Loves Pets event.

Our Car Store Gurus have also put together this list of best cars for travelling with pets, encase you are struggling for inspiration!

You can now face a fine of up to £2,500 plus penalty points for having pets unrestrained in your car. We may be a nation on animal lovers, but do the right thing and ensure their safety with the help of our favourite pet accessories.