Beeching mad? The little-known road rule that you can land with a fine of $ 448 and three invalid points
- Animal lovers can pay a hefty fine if they are caught while driving with an animal on their lap
- A 31-year-old man was arrested at an RBT on the New South Wales coast
- He was acquitted for being drunk, but was fined for riding a dog on his lap
- The driver received a writ of execution, fined $ 448 and lost three points
A little-known road rule can give pet lovers a hefty fine and redeem points if caught while riding an animal on their lap.
A 31-year-old man was run over for a random breath test in Bateau Bay on the central coast of New South Wales on the morning of Anzac Day.
While the man was released for his alcohol level, the police saw a small brown dog sitting on his lap.
The driver received a criminal record for driving a motor vehicle with a beast in his lap, modeled $ 448 and lost three points.
A 31-year-old man was pulled on a Random Breath Test in Bateau Bay on the Central Coast of New South Wales on Thursday morning
A little-known road rule can give pet lovers a hefty fine and redeem points if caught while riding with an animal on their lap (stock image)
The Traffic and Highway Patrol Command of New South Wales has posted the rule on Facebook and people in the comments are divided.
& # 39; Some people, especially animal owners, think they are above the law & # 39 ;, wrote a Facebook user.
& # 39; I'm too worried about my girl getting hurt to take her into the car without being properly secured in her seat and armor, but I didn't know it was a violation! & # 39; another woman said.
& # 39; I often see this, the punishment must be stricter. Two days ago, a driver had a border collie on his lap while leaning out of the driver's window! I was in disbelief at the crossroads! So blatant, & # 39; wrote a person.
& # 39; Glad they catch the real criminals, it's a bigger fine than if you were caught speeding, & # 39; another woman remarked.
While drivers in NSW have to pay a hefty fine for the little-known road rule, in Victoria drivers are faced with paying up to $ 635 if caught with a dog on their lap while driving.
While the man was being released for his alcohol level, the police saw a small brown dog sitting on his lap (stock image)
For motorists in South Australia the fine is only $ 244, Queensland drivers would have to pay $ 284 and those in Western Australia would only pay $ 100 with the loss of one point.
The RSPCA can also impose fines for the same under the Animal Prevention Act if pets are injured by unrestrainedness.
Owners can stand behind bars for up to six months after paying a fine of up to $ 5,500.
& # 39; A popular safe option to keep your pet safe during transportation is to attach your dog's harness or collar to your rear seat using a seat belt attachment, & # 39; says the RSPCA website.
& # 39; This keeps your dog in one place and ensures that they do not go too far during a crash or a sudden break. & # 39;