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Dogs in Pickups: Are You Breaking the Law?

Dogs in Pickups: Are You Breaking the Law?

Posted: Mon Oct 22 18:15:31 PDT 2018
Updated: Tue Oct 23 10:18:05 PDT 2018

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breaks down the rules of the road for yoiu. reporter live debbie, it's a common sight in our area--- pups in the back of pickup trucks. but that joyride with your best friend could cost you and your dog. pkg nats of truck if you tie them so they get too close to the edge, they can fall out and hang themselves. before you take your best friend on a roadtrip... we have seen dogs fallen out of pick up truck... there're a few things you'll want to look for. under california vehicle code section 23117...they are required to be secured in a manner that would prevent them from jumping. you back, in a dog crate, then fastened to the truck, or the sides of the truck have to be 46 inches from the bed so the animal can't get out. the code's been around since 1987. but there's more than one rule- breaker on the roads... here's video of one dog teetering feet above moving traffic. that's not something we want to see traveling down the interstate or state route. this facebook post of four untied dogs in a pickup bed...sparked angry comments. standup: check this out. now this is what 46 inches looks like, measured from the bed of a pickup truck. now chp says its unlikely most pickup trucks will meet this height requirement. truck that has a 46 inch height from the floor to the top the dog cross tethered in a cage.. there are some exemptions to the rule, which includes travel on rural roads, and to and from a livestock auction. and c-h-p agree....it's better to be safe, than sorry. never assume your dog is going to stay in the vehicle. they could do something that attracts them, and that dog could fall out or jump out. reporter live chico animal services adds that pickup truck beds can also get very hot. so be aware of travel temps for your pup. the vehicle code also applies to all animals. so the next time you move livestock or take the dog out for a run... you'll want to double check that your ride is also safe, for all passengers. stephanie lin, action news
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