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State Rules That Pets Are More Important—Than Kids?

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When it comes to transportation, it seems that your pets are more important than your kids, according to the Garden State.

 

According to The Trentonian, getting caught driving with a pet that is not properly restrained can cost you a minimum of $250, up to $1,000, and the possibility of being charged with a disorderly persons offense, which would just jack up the cost even more.

 

The law states someone cannot “carry a living animal or creature in or upon a vehicle or otherwise, in a cruel or inhumane manner.”

 

In other words,  you can’t have your dog sitting on your lap, or sticking its head out the window.

 

However, get pulled over in Jersey without having your toddler properly in a child safety seat, the big fine
you’ll pay is $10 bucks.  TEN BUCKS?!

 

Well, unless the judge really takes a disliking to you.   Then he/she could make it as high as $25.

 

Quite frankly, I’m having a hard time believing the truth in this story.   What do you think? Is the ’pet fine’ too much?  Should the punishment for not having a child in a child safety seat be increased?

 

Comment below!

 

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