New Jersey is beginning to heavily enforce a law on the books which makes it illegal for you to fail to control/ restrain your family pet or other animal while driving. Once you enter the state, any Law Enforcement Official has the right away to stop you and issue a citation. This can range from $250 – 1,000 in fines.
This law is not intended to force people to harness or crate their pets, rather it is to ensure that they are kept under control and safe while riding in the vehicle.
Just for fun, check out this amusing video where you can see the adventures of one dog with a GoPro video recorder attached: Music Video Filmed By Dog Released By Johnny Neon, South African Musician Johnny Neon.
- NJ Law Restrain Pets While You Driving (myfoxphilly.com)
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