Spain’s RAC has revealed that one in three drivers take their pets in their car on occasions, and 11.5% of them put the animal in the boot space without any restraint as required by law. 1.1% take the animal on the passenger seat.
First published in Gazette Life, September 1st 2020.
Over 90% of pets in car are dogs, but several other species were mentioned. The RAC stresses that carrying dogs in car without restraining them with a harness or putting them in a box can be extremely risky both for the pet and the driver.
A correctly restrained pet will not cause damage to the driver or other passengers in the event of a collision or emergency stop; it will be safer and more secure, and it will be less distracting for the driver