As lockdown restrictions ease, those heading on a staycation are likely to be caught out by the simple rule which can lead to devastating consequences.
Mark Tongue, spokesperson for Select Car Leasing said: “We’d recommend you don’t let your dog stick its head out of the window.
“Not only does that potentially illustrate that the animal is not restrained properly, there’s also the obvious risk of its head coming into contact with something, like a bush or a tree, resulting in a bad injury.
“And make no mistake – if you don’t have your dog properly restrained, and it’s causing distraction, you could be prosecuted by the law.
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