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Posted on 06/04/2012 2:33:29 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
NJ: Buckle up Your Dog & Cat or Face Fines
Jun 4, 2012
By Todd Starnes
Garden State drivers who fail to buckle up their cat or dog could face criminal charges as well as fines totaling up to $1,000, according to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
You should not be driving down the road under any circumstances with a dog driving the car, said Elyse Coffey, a spokesperson for the New Jersey MVC. We dont want dogs driving with the steering wheel and we dont want cats who sit on the dashboard.
State officials are teaming up with the NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to enforce laws requiring motorists to properly restrain their pets.
The law forbids dogs from hanging out windows and also from riding in the bed of a pickup truck.
Drivers who fail to do so could face fines from $250 to $1,000 for each offense. They could also be charged with disorderly conduct under New Jerseys animal cruelty statutes.
As your family gets ready to embark on their family vacation, you take the time to buckle up your kids because you love them, Coffey told Fox News Radio. Its also time to take a look at your furry family members.
She said driving with a distracted animal in the car could be dangerous not only for the family pet, but also for other motorists.
(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...
Has to wear a hood in the car..............
Trying to remember the last time a riding animal caused an accident....
I will because I do.
It's the sovereign I against the collective we.
Have you ever heard of an accident caused by a cat lying on the dash? I haven’t.
I’ve applauded Christie for a lot of things and have cursed him for others. Signing this bill should remove all doubt about whether he is conservative or not. This bill is insane.
I always strap my cats in when I take them anywhere in the car. They travel inside a blanket-lined kennel/carrier, and the seat/shoulder belts fit nice and snug around it.
We have a kennel for each cat, leftovers from our move across country when we shipped them from California to Virginia.
There are a lot of picky stupid rules about shipping cats that reveal how ignorant the bureaucrats who write those rules are about cats. Stinkin’ idjits.
PING this one over to Slings And Arrows. :)=^..^=
I’m taking a trip with my cat. Cost of taking the cat along... $1000. Cost of getting a new cat from the newspaper... $0. Where’s my burlap sack....
.............. should not be driving down the road under any circumstances with a dog driving the car, said Elyse Coffey...................
I agree with that! The Dog should be sitting/lying next to you, but they aren’t real good drivers!
Sounds like NJ has come up with a new revenue source!
Soon, Newark drivers will have to put their bed-bugs and cockroaches in a foam lined box as they drive to spread them elsewhere.
Buckle-up a cat?
Ever try to give a cat a pill?
1. Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.
2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.
3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.
4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of 10.
5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.
6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, holding front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold cat’s head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat’s throat vigorously.
7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.
8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with its head just visible from below spouse’s armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force cat’s mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.
9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink glass of water to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.
10. Retrieve cat from neighbor’s shed. Get another pill. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.
11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put door back on hinges. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Throw T-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.
12. Ring fire brigade to retrieve cat from tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.
13. Tie cat’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table. Find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed. Force cat’s mouth open with small spanner. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Hold head vertically and pour pint of water down throat to wash pill down.
14. Get spouse to drive you to emergency room; sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm, and removes pill remnants from right eye. Also, be quite still for your tetanus shot before beginning your 10-day regimen of
antibiotics (MfM). Stop by furniture shop on way home to order new table.
15. Arrange for vet to make a house call.
I am SO CONFUSED!
Shouldn't the dog be fined for not having a driver's license or a learner's permit?
Do NJ dogs truly drive??? strange State
I do agree, if a dog is driving, it should buckle up! it's the law!
I’m hiding my car keys now. Don’t want my dog to go for a ride while I’m sleeping.
Should I trade my dog for a teenager?