CATS are getting a raw deal when it comes to the animal kingdom and British road laws. Dogs, horses and cattle are all named in a list of critters you must legally report to the police if you hit one - but cats don't make the cut. Despite being the UK's second most popular pet, furry felines aren't afforded the same rights if they're hit by a car. According to the Cats Protection organisation, cats aren't included in the laws because there is different legislation surrounding their ownership and potential damage to property. Because dogs are required by law to be kept on a lead near a highway, a collision with a canine needs to be investigated to see if the owner has broken the law. As cats are legally allowed to roam freely, it is unlikely their owner would have broken any law should they be found on or near a highway. You must report a car accident involving these animals to the police Dogs Horses Cattle (e.g. cows) Pigs Goats Sheep Donkeys Mules Jacqui Cuff, head of advocacy and … [Read more...] about This is why you don’t have to report running over a cat to police but you MUST for dogs – is it fair?
Car accident hit and run laws
A dog jumped out of a moving car and began running towards oncoming traffic on a busy Plymouth road, according to a horrified cyclist. Jeff O'keeffe Tomkins contacted Plymouth Live after witnessing the incident on Tavistock Road this lunchtime. He said: “Just cycled up Tavistock Road and witnessed a passenger in a car with a dog on her lap. “The dog fell or jumped out the open window of the car and set off down Tavistock Road into oncoming traffic. “Cars were taking emergency action to avoid hitting the dog.” In a plea to pet owners, he added: “Please, don’t allow your pets to hang out the window of a moving car.” Read More Animal news Is it illegal for dogs to be loose in cars? The Highway Code states drivers need to ensure ‘dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so that they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop too quickly’. The law recommends a seat belt harness, pet … [Read more...] about Dog falls out of car window and runs into traffic
DRIVERS face large fines for letting their car run out of fuel, as the major inconvenience is actually against the law. And it could see you stranded in the middle of the road, putting yourself, your passengers and other road users at serious risk. Causing an obstruction with a car that's out of fuel falls under the careless and inconsiderate driving penalty. If you are forced to stop in the road and police spot you, they can slap you with a £100 fine and three points on your licence. But in serious cases - where you have caused an accident, for example - you could be taken to court and given a much more severe penalty. A court can actually issue anyone charged with careless driving an unlimited fine and up to nine penalty points - but for the majority of motorists, the fine won't exceed £5,000. And a fine isn't the only consequence of letting your car completely run out of petrol or diesel. You may have to pay for the cost of having your vehicle recovered from the roadside, … [Read more...] about You could be charged with careless driving and fined £5,000 for letting your car run out of fuel
CAR insurance is a legal requirement so you are protected, as well as other road users, when an accident happens. Celebrity Katie Price has recently found herself in hot water after she was spotted driving while banned. What is the penalty for driving without car insurance? The 'continuous insurance enforcement' rule and the Road Traffic Act of 1988 say all cars have to be insured with at least third party cover if they're used on roads and in public places.You must have at least third party car insurance if you want to drive a vehicle on the roads in the UK. The driver, not the car, has to be insured. Since 2011 it’s been against the law to keep a vehicle without insurance unless it has been declared off road via a DVLA SORN. It is also an offence to cause or permit someone without insurance to drive a vehicle without insurance. So if you allow a friend or relative to drive your vehicle and they do not have insurance, you will commit the offence of permitting them to drive … [Read more...] about What is the penalty for driving without car insurance? How many points do you get on your licence and what is the fine?
Today, the General Police Inspectorate announced that a criminal trial has been initiated to determine all the circumstances surrounding the Sunday accident on the Chişinău-Ungheni route involving President Igor Dodon’s car. According to law enforcement officials, the accident occurred after a Mercedes-style truck, run by a 40-year-old man who overcame the opposite road and hit the front of the official column. The “Mercedes” model car, which belongs to the State Protection and Guard Service, has slipped off the route and flipped. The truck eventually buffered the “VW Touareg” vehicle unit that was part of the column, skidding off the waterway. Whether or not there are ties to other events, the accident came a day after Gennady Gaguliya, the prime minister of the breakaway Georgian province of Abkhazia, died in a car crash as his motorcade returned from the airport following a visit to Syria. Reminder: As a result of the accident, country … [Read more...] about (UPDATED) Igor Dodon, involved in a car accident. The president is currently hospitalized