The seatbelt for animals

YOUR ANIMAL IS PART OF YOUR FAMILY.

You consider him a child. So think of protecting him by car.

Posted by CHICANIMAUX, 08/2018, Advisor, Auxiliary Animal Care.

The seatbelt is mandatory since 1990 (she is 45 years old). In 2016, 20% of motorists were killed, 27% of commercial vehicle users killed and 25% of heavy truck drivers killed (sources: road safety.gouv.fr).

 

There is very little talk of pets killed following a car accident. 1% is recorded by the first-aid workers (firefighters, UAS, law enforcement, etc.). The animal is also at great risk. First, not to secure the animal in the cabin multiplies the risks for him but also for others.

 

Many people say that their animals are calm by car or do not move from the seat. But for the driver or the passengers it is also a distraction like the laptop or the cigarette. It only takes a moment of inattention to have an accident.

In the event of an impact at 50 km / h, an animal weighing 10 kg and not attached becomes a projectile of 100 kg in the passenger compartment.

Rescuers are sensitized to animals in distress, but the management of an injured animal remains very complicated, moreover, the human remains the priority of relief.

REMEMBER TO INFORM THE SECURISTS THAT ANY ANIMAL IS LIKELY INJURED IN THE CAR (first aid measures) so that first aiders can intervene with a professional animal (veterinarians, specialized firefighters ...). The faster the animal is cared for, the more likely it is to survive a serious injury.

SO TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT, WE ATTACH EVERYONE IN CAR TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT AND REDUCE THE CONSEQUENCES!

COMPANION ON BOARD !!

They exist different way of the secure one. This equipment for animals are on sale in most specialized stores, particularly at Chicanimaux.

- Transport cages

- The belt

- The sticker or informative triangle "animal on board"

- The separation net

- The solid separation barrier

- Locking leash

WHAT DOES THE ROAD CODE SAY?

The fact, for any driver, to contravene these provisions is punishable by the fine provided for second-class tickets of an amount (35 €). Immobilisation of the vehicle is also possible under the conditions provided for in Articles L. 325-1 to L. 325-3 (Legifrance).

     (1) Contraventions of 2nd class and fare

2nd class tickets are also punishable by a fixed fine. The amount of the lump sum fine 2nd class is 35 euros.

In case of payment in advance, the fine is reduced and amounts to 22 euros. In case of late payment, the fine is increased to 75 euros.

 

The driver can be verbalized if he falls on a law enforcement officer who considers that the animal poses a danger to the driver and / or his passengers.

Note that for its part, Article 1385 of the Civil Code (Legifrance)  makes it presumed responsible for the owner of an animal that causes damage to a third party. It is then the Civil Liability guarantee subscribed by the owner of the animal that will play. An RC can be fully subscribed with an animal health insurance company, regardless of the insurance coverage under "classic" insurance. (SantéVet :  The specialist of health insurance dog, cat and NAC 2015).

DO NOT FORGET THAT LOSE LIFE DOES NOT REPLACE ANOTHER!