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Traveling with a Pet in Florida

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Updated 10:43 AM CST, Thu, November 15,2018

A question many South Florida drivers may have is the legality of transporting a pet in the back of a vehicle, such as a pickup truck. Although laws do exist when it comes to children being transported in the back of a truck, pets are a trickier subject to address.

Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/15/2018 -- Indeed, Florida traffic law has no explicit laws in place when it comes to pets and pickup trucks. However, laws do exist addressing the ability to control a pet to prevent the chance of it potentially becoming a public safety threat. As to what steps should be taken to keep a pet safe during vehicular travel, that responsibility is left up to the driver. Although municipalities may have existing ordinances addressing pet transport, they are more than likely to vary depending on where a person goes.

As for pets and pickups, it may be wise for the driver to err on the side of caution. As man's best friend and a close family member for many, there is no need to put a pet in a situation where their safety is at risk.

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Scott Hochman and Sunny Goldin, both alumni from University of Miami School of Law, have each been practicing law in Florida for over 20 years. The Miami traffic attorney has handled more than 180,000 traffic citations in the courts of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and also represent clients in misdemeanor criminal cases. They also work as Miami expungement attorneys and are ready to assist clients. Call 305-665-1000 for more information or to speak with a Miami traffic lawyer.

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