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We want to visit Spain next year however the  eis a law that pets need to be restrained from interfering with the driver.  We normally travel with the rear seats folded down and the three dogs who are Yorkshire terriers are located behind the passenger seat.  For the sake of safety we want to be able to fit a cargo net across the back immediately behind the front seats.  We can hook the top to the gran handles above the rear door and bottom of the cargo net to the folded down seat.  Our problem is locating a suitable cargo net as it needs to be about 1.6 - 1.8 in width.  Any suggestiosn please?  Thanks.

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I bought a travall.co.uk one for my JK.

 

They are very sturdy and moderately easy to disassemble. Check the law in Spain, I am not sure you are able to drive around with something that can be removed, as the law in some of the EU countries clearly states needs to be a cargo barrier. So a net will not work.

 

Worth double checking, before you spend the money.

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Hi Ian,

 

Not uk law but part of the Highway Code

 

Rule 58 of the Highway Code deals with travelling with pets and states:

 

“When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars.”

 

Potential Offences

 

Whilst breaching the Highway Code is not necessarily an offence in itself, there are a number of offences that could potentially arise as result of driving with an unrestrained pet. A motorist could be considered to be driving ‘without due care and attention’ if it was felt that their standard of driving fell below that expected of a competent driver or that they did not show “reasonable” consideration for other road users. There is no definitive list of actions that can amount to careless driving however a distracting unrestrained dog jumping about in a vehicle could definitely be considered to sufficient.

 

 

 

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