More than one 85% Spaniards prefer the car to travel with your pet

However, not all owners carry yours with the correct restraint systems

The Andalusian, Madrid and Valencia, the most traveling with your pet

On the occasion of Easter are many travelers who carry with your pet for her also enjoy the holidays. In this situation the comparator He wanted to analyze. Yes, because, What is the preferred mode of transportation? Are we properly in the car? The last report of the entity responds to these and other questions.

Like this, analysis reveals that more than one 85% Spaniards prefer the car to travel with your pet against other means of transport such as train or plane, whose followers are reduced to 11,4% and to the 3% . A point that ignorance of users and restrictions on transport companies themselves are particularly relevant. In fact, Renfe own limited service pets less than 10 kg. In the case of long distance trains, In addition, you need to buy a ticket for them.

The limitations established airlines are similar, although the entity vary greatly. However, obtaining documents and permits in accordance with the legislation of the country of destination can condition the trip. For buses, most Refine your transfer to the trunk.

Andalusians, Basques and Madrileños, the most traveling with your pet

As for those who most travel with their pet, analysis shows differences between geographical areas. In particular, Andalusians are those who do more often, in a 74% occasions. They are followed by the Basques and Madrileños, with a 73%. On the opposite side we find the pet owners of Galicia and Castilla y León, that only they carry with them the 51% of the times. The Catalans do in the 55% travel.

The 32% of pets, loose

Unfortunately, The report also reveals that Hit 1 of each 4 drivers distracted them their pet at the wheel. Specifically are males aged 18 and 24 years who suffer most from these distractions. The blame, of course, it is not our animals: to 32% those who have a pet let it loose inside the passenger compartment.

Something that poses a serious threat to the safety of members of the vehicle and the animal itself. Now well, only 4% supports always do, while the 28% remaining points to only acts thus occasionally. As for sex, Men wear loose their pets more often; in particular, a 23% more than women.

The figures still become more important if we consider that more than half of these drivers -specifically, 59.4% - have children. Unfortunately, combining child and animal loose in the rear seats would increase the risk of carelessness during driving and, Therefore, of being immersed in an accident.

“The most recommended way to transport your pet by car is doing in the backseat, combining the carrier with the dividing grille”, Carlos remembers Bruggeman, cofounder of “However, the current General Traffic Regulations does not explicitly list how pets must travel, but it indicates that both objects transported animals should be positioned appropriately to avoid interfering with the driver”, impacts.

In addition, we can not forget that, If a frontal collision occurs, deceleration causes the weight of this (in this case, our mascot), multiply sign 20 or 30. “I.e., in a crash of this type 50 kilometres per hour, a dog of 10 kilos would a mass of a collision 200 or 300 kg. Something that could result in a more severe damage than a priori might think”, explains Brüggeman.

The expert also points to possible injuries of animals as, as a rule, insurers do not consider them “vehicle occupants”. However, there are specific policies to cover veterinary expenses and even contemplate compensation for accident or death.

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