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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 Acierto.com He wanted to analyze. Yes, because, what is the preferred means of transport? Do we carry them correctly in the car? The latest report of the entity answers 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 in which the ignorance of the users and the restrictions of the transport companies themselves take on special relevance. 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 by the airlines are similar, although they vary enormously according to the entity. However, Obtaining documents and permits in accordance with the legislation of the country of destination can condition the trip. For buses, most limit their transfer to the trunk.

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

Regarding those who travel the most 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 have been distracted by their pet behind 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% of those who have a pet let it loose inside the passenger compartment.

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

The figures take on even more importance if we take into account that more than half of these drivers -specifically, 59.4%– have children. Unfortunately, the combination of a child and a loose animal in the rear seats could increase the risk of being neglected while 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 grid”, remember Carlos Brueggeman, cofounder of Acierto.com. “However, the current General Circulation Regulations do not explicitly include how pets should travel, but it indicates that both objects transported animals should be positioned appropriately to avoid interfering with the driver”, impacts.

It also, 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 mean a collision mass of about 200 or 300 kg. Something that could cause more serious damage than we might think a priori”, explica Bruggeman.

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 the expenses of the veterinarian and that even contemplate compensation for accident or death.

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