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Q: How many states have laws preventing dogs from riding without restraint in the back of pick up truck

February 8, 2009 | By Butterscotch | 7 answers | Expired: 1882 days ago

I'd really like to know which states, if there are any,have a law that prevents dogs from riding in the back of trucks without any restraint. I can't stand seeing it in Kentucky.

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Jill Y.
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Feb 13, 2009

I just saw a man a couple of days ago driving with 2 dogs in the back of the truck...one was down in the bed of the truck, the other was standing on a tool box. If the guy would have hit his break for any reason the dog would have gone flying out. It is so upsetting to me to see this carelessness....if they can't ride in the vehicle safely then they should not be in the vehicle!

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Terri t.
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Feb 11, 2009

Unfortunately while many States have these laws, very few actually enforce them. We have a law here in Florida, but while traveling in the north Florida area it is very common to not just see unrestrained dogs in the back of pick-ups, but often see them riding on top of the tool box leaning against the rear cab window

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Brandi P.
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Feb 08, 2009

I personally dont think it is safe for people or animals to ride in the back of trucks.. I see both all the time here in Georgia.. I HATE it!! What if there was an accident? The animal will get thrown out if not strapped in somehow, but if it was strapped in somehow, it would die from being choked or something! So altogether a bad idea.. There needs to be a law in every single state!!

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shell c.
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Feb 08, 2009

we do in here in Va! And people used to do it all the time! I know the doggies have fun, but they don't know the dangers.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Feb 08, 2009

Hi there..I am in NJ and some people do ride around in the back of their trucks with animals but it is not safe and not smart however the law I am not sure - have to look it up but I think it really depends on the town ordinance. Would you carry a child in the back of your truck?

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J P.
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Feb 08, 2009

I believe that VT and NH also have this law...It drives me crazy to see this, too...I live in Bowling Green, KY and see it all the time around here. I wish people would realize how dangerous it is to allow the dogs to ride in back...so many things can happen. Glad I am not the only one who this bothers!

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Dr. Joyce B.
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Feb 08, 2009

I think that CT and NY do.

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