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Not buckling up your pet in the car can mean big fines (NJ)
NorthJersey.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | JOHN CICHOWSKI

Posted on 06/01/2012 5:45:03 AM PDT by chickadee

Judging from the alarming number of summonses issued so far for failing to buckle up in the back seat, motorists don’t seem overly concerned about the current Click It or Ticket crackdown. After all, most unrestrained drivers and passengers can afford a measly $46 fine.

But if you drive with an unrestrained pet, don’t expect a slap on the wrist.

Penalties range from $250 to $1,000 and as much as six months in jail.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automobiles; buckleup; fines; pet
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Gee, I didn't even know there were 'pet restraints' for cars. (Trying to figure out how to break it 'rover'.)
1 posted on 06/01/2012 5:45:12 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee

How many months in jail if I gave him a Slurpee and was smoking?


2 posted on 06/01/2012 5:50:59 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: chickadee

3 posted on 06/01/2012 5:51:02 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: chickadee

I think these seat belt laws should be repealed. They’re starting to get just plain irritating.


4 posted on 06/01/2012 5:51:13 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (If you mute Obama, the DNC and LSM, you'll have a more accurate view of life in America.)
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To: chickadee

They tried to do this in CA. We made them kill it.


5 posted on 06/01/2012 5:52:42 AM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

That depends on whether the Slurpee is over or under 16 ounces. The Nanny State is doing just find in the 21st century, isn’t it?


6 posted on 06/01/2012 5:54:15 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: chickadee

Simply being in NJ can bring big fines. NJ: Come for the fines, stay for the taxes.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 5:55:42 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: chickadee

I guess this shows the relative value of human versus pet/animals lives to the NJ government, $46 versus $250 to $1000.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 5:57:00 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: chickadee

I’d really like to see every state outlaw dogs riding in the bed of pickups. My brother-in-law lost a dog yrs ago when he had an accident and his dog was thrown from the truck.
It makes me mad whenever I see it.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 5:58:57 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: chickadee

More facism from the facist state of NJ

someone tell me if Cristie signed this cowflop into law.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 6:01:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nuconvert

Millions of dogs ride in millions of truck beds every day, without a problem. It should be illegal because you know of ONE death?


11 posted on 06/01/2012 6:10:38 AM PDT by Jumpmaster (Defund the Left!)
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To: chickadee

Note to self:

Never (ever) visit New Jersey.


12 posted on 06/01/2012 6:11:44 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: nuconvert

I don’t know about restraints for pets, but I think its crazy and dangerous to be holding your dog in you lap while driving....its worse than using a cell phone and as bad as texting while driving....how can you really focused on traffic while your pooch is squirming in your lap?


13 posted on 06/01/2012 6:12:41 AM PDT by cherry
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To: chickadee

We have a little bed that attaches to the seatbelt, and then a strap that attaches to our dog’s harness. We don’t want anything to happen to our precious little corgi!


14 posted on 06/01/2012 6:12:57 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: nuconvert

Dogs around here ride in the bed of pickups with their heads over the side and their tongues trailing in the breeze. They look like they’re livin’ the dream.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 6:14:42 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Jumpmaster

I’ll bet more illegals than dogs ride in the back of pickup trucks every day.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 6:14:59 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: nuconvert
I'd like to see every state require do-gooders stuff a sock in it.
17 posted on 06/01/2012 6:16:50 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Jumpmaster

Yeah. It’s the ONLY death or injury on record.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 6:17:28 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: chickadee

We used to live in New Jersey.We wanted to experience real freedom, so we moved to Maryland!


19 posted on 06/01/2012 6:17:28 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Never (ever) visit New Jersey.

So far, so good.

20 posted on 06/01/2012 6:18:10 AM PDT by OldPossum (I)
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To: chickadee

Hmmm, $1000 for an animal, vs. $46 for a person. Is an animal’s life worth more than 20 times as much as a person’s?


21 posted on 06/01/2012 6:18:23 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
How many months in jail if I gave him a Slurpee and was smoking?


I think you're good if you stay in New Jersey. (The east coast laws give me the shivers.)
22 posted on 06/01/2012 6:19:23 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: coloradan
"NJ: Come for the fines, stay for the taxes."

Funny . . . because it's true.
23 posted on 06/01/2012 6:21:20 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Ezekiel

don’t drive angry...


24 posted on 06/01/2012 6:23:24 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Freestate316

I’m kind of with you. I will look into a restraint. What I have been doing is attaching his leash to the seatbelt holder above the door. But I guess choking him via car crash ain’t such a good idea either:(


25 posted on 06/01/2012 6:24:21 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Someone help me here: Subaru Forester, four family members and one 70-plus pound dog that rides in the far back. No way in @#*! is he going to be able to ride restrained in the back seat with my boys. So now what? We don’t take our beloved pet ANYWHERE? I’m on my way for a hike with the boys and dog, only to get pulled over to receive a summons?

It’s one of those unknown laws already on the books now being brought to light.


26 posted on 06/01/2012 6:26:11 AM PDT by jnygrl (A big mouth coupled with a small mind is a dangerous combination)
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To: Freestate316

“We wanted to experience real freedom, so we moved to Maryland!”

You should have kept going. Real freedom isn’t in Maryland any more.


27 posted on 06/01/2012 6:26:22 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

Oh, you’d love Jersey. There are a lot of reasons in my forthcoming book “Escape From New Jersey”.


28 posted on 06/01/2012 6:26:51 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Freestate316
I’ll bet more illegals than dogs ride in the back of pickup trucks every day.

Both scenarios are illegal - but I can guess which one results in more action on the part of law enforcement types.

29 posted on 06/01/2012 6:34:19 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: PLMerite

I should have put a sarcasm tag on that one. We moved from Swedesboro to Montgomery County, the epicenter of liberal lunacy. The county council actually proposed a leash law for cats. Doug Duncan, the then county executive, actually stood up and lambasted his own council, saying “A leash? Have any of you actually owned a cat? If you did, you’d know how ridiculous that idea is.” We now live in more conservative Anne Arundel County.


30 posted on 06/01/2012 6:41:52 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: chickadee

What is the penalty if you put him in a carrier and strap it to the roof of your car?


31 posted on 06/01/2012 6:43:48 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: chickadee
What if your pet is the one who's driving?


32 posted on 06/01/2012 6:44:25 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: chickadee

I’d want to look at the flow of money from folks who make pet restraints to the folks who thought this would be a good idea.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: chickadee

Romney’s fault!


34 posted on 06/01/2012 6:55:34 AM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: nuconvert

Yea, like we need another law.

I want a law that requires everyone to have common sense and be nice to everyone including dogs.


35 posted on 06/01/2012 6:56:24 AM PDT by tiki
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To: liberalh8ter

Your pic is so funny, looks like something my cat would try. She loves to ride in the car, drapes herself across my upper back and shoulders and immediately falls asleep. Put her in a restraint? You’ve got to be kidding.


36 posted on 06/01/2012 6:59:23 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: chickadee

Well.. alright.. But bubbles the fish objects.


37 posted on 06/01/2012 7:02:29 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: cherry

“... dangerous to be holding your dog in your lap while driving”

I disagree. I’ve never done it but I imagine that pets in their owners’ laps are quite tranquil, as are the owner-drivers.


38 posted on 06/01/2012 7:05:47 AM PDT by cymbeline
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To: Jumpmaster

This is how we got here, isn’t it... the mentality of “I...therefore”.


39 posted on 06/01/2012 7:08:15 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Jumpmaster

This is how we got here, isn’t it... the mentality of “I...therefore”.


40 posted on 06/01/2012 7:09:26 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: saganite
"They look like they’re livin’ the dream."

The picture of pure joy.

41 posted on 06/01/2012 7:11:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Grams A

LOL..I have a toy Yorkie who loves to stand in front of the steering wheel with his front paws on it. He strains to look over it like he’s actually driving. My husband ‘lets him drive’ up to the mailboxes every day. LOL


42 posted on 06/01/2012 7:14:08 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: liberalh8ter

It’s fine just as long as the pet is on a controlled leash.


43 posted on 06/01/2012 7:14:36 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: chickadee

Wow!

Nannystate Christie for VEEEEP!

EEEEccccch.


44 posted on 06/01/2012 7:16:10 AM PDT by Flintlock (THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
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To: Freestate316

“We used to live in New Jersey.We wanted to experience real freedom, so we moved to Maryland!

Your standards aren’t very high LOL!


45 posted on 06/01/2012 7:16:33 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: PAR35

Honestly.. I wonder if Progressive is behind it. They offer (I think it might be included with auto policies) pet coverage while in the car.


46 posted on 06/01/2012 7:16:43 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: liberalh8ter

Hahahahaha! Best post of the day!


47 posted on 06/01/2012 7:18:53 AM PDT by luv2ski
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To: cableguymn

Progressive Ins. is aptly named, CEO is a major lefty.


48 posted on 06/01/2012 7:20:48 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Anima Mundi
As long as it counts as a passenger for the car pool lane it get a seatbelt

If it does not count as a passenger for the car pool lane it does not need a seatbelt

49 posted on 06/01/2012 7:20:55 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: nuconvert
I’d really like to see every state outlaw dogs riding in the bed of pickups.

I think that we need to resist the temptation to make every good idea a law. (I agree with you on the problem - my dog is always restrained when she rides in the back of my truck - but I disagree with your solution.)

Unfortunately, it's this "let the government fix it" thinking that steadily got us to the point that we have two POS candidates heading up the tickets for the two major parties. Both of them will latch on to big government solutions for every problem.

50 posted on 06/01/2012 7:21:01 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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