Well we've just moved Percy II down to the local mill as we have tree surgeons coming today. Sparky came with us as it was only 300m down a country lane at 6:30am. We could see that between the front seats will be an ideal spot for him if we can rig up something to clip his harness to.
Our base vehicle is a 16 plate Peugeot Boxer so the gear shift is well out of the way on the dash & the handbrake is to the right of the driver's eat. How do we stand with the law & MOT regs if we were to attach a strap across from both seatbelt stalks & clip his harness onto that? Would we be better placed to try & attach it to both seat bases? I'm being a bit vague here as it was pitch dark & early & Phill had to get off to work so we didn't look at it in detail.
Remove left & right seat belt clip mounting bracket,then get a bit of steel drilled to also bolt there with a extra hole in it for the dog harness,make sure he cannot get to or under the pedals and all should be well.
Or if a seat base mounting leg has access then something round that will do fine.
Last edited by trevskoda; 13-02-2019 at 20:12.
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With a harness one he will be well away from the pedals & unusually this dog seems to prefer to be on the floor.
The seat moves forward & back & swivels so I don't think there would be anywhere to attach anything to the base.
You can restrain a dog with straps, or you can put them into a cage, or you can say "sit".
All are "restrained". Circumstances affect whether it is "suitably".
Read this with interest, as one of the reasons we decided to have a double seat with belts fitted was that we wanted to have Chloe restrained. She could sit in the front ( having a swivel put on double seat so that we still have three seats in cab) but she does not seem to be comfortable there, and at 18kg she is heavy if she drapes herself over my legs or tries to sit on me!
We are also looking a leaving one of the floor restraint clips in situ so that she can be restrained sitting on the floor. She has a padded harness which allows movement and restrains her from centre back not neck. The only issue we find is that she swivels around "making a nest" when settling and sometimes gets hooked up on the strap! She has done this less lately so maybe she is learning??
I would argue that "suitably restrained " would be interpreted as bodily not emotional restraint since the main danger is flying weight in the event of an accident. Only need one accident and end up with injuries to animal and or passengers which would be awful! As a child we used to travel (3 kids) unrestrained sitting on the back ledge in an MG midget, but wouldn't let a child do it now! More traffic, greater speeds, more knowledge!!
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