Motorists are failing to secure their pets as safely as they would other members of the family, a new survey suggests.

According to the study by Ford, 32% of motorists risk being collared by a £5,000 fine for failing to secure their pets when driving. You could even invalidate your insurance.

A quarter even let their four-legged friend dangerously stick their head out the window, and others admit their unrestrained pooches have caused an accident.

Experts are urging motorists to ensure they transport dogs correctly, to keep their pets safe and themselves on the right side of the law.

Whether you’re taking your pet to the vets or on a longer road trip, the Highway Code states motorists must ensure dogs are “suitably restrained” while travelling in the car.

Failing to do so could see you hit by an on-the-spot fine of £100 if you’re deemed to be distracted by an unrestrained pet, which could rise to £5,000 if you fail to pay.

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