10 Jun '12, 7am

$1000 Fine for Pets Without Seat Belts | Care2 Causes

$1000 Fine for Pets Without Seat Belts | Care2 Causes

As part of New Jersey’s Click It or or Ticket campaign, driver’s are getting a reminder about the potentially hefty fines they’ll face if they’re caught driving with an unrestrained pet. Under New Jersey Statute 4:22-18 , having an unrestrained pet in a vehicle is considered animal cruelty, and drivers who don’t have them restrained will be subject to fines that range from $250 to $1,000 and as much as six months in jail. “That’s for each offense,” said Col. Frank Rizzo, police superintendent for the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “So, if you have more than one animal loose in your car, just do the math…” The rationale behind the fines is safety, since officials believe that unrestrained animals can become a dangerous distraction and potentially cause an accident injuring drivers and themselves. “What people come to realize only too late is th...

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