Friday, August 27, 2010

California Drivers Handbook 2011 says: No Dogs in Hot Cars

When I sat for my driver's license in the U.S. I only got one question wrong, something about the restrictions relating to drivers under the age of... 16, 18?  I guess I didn't pay much attention to that section because it didn't apply to me.  But I should have known better.  Learning the road code is not just about obeying the law, it is about knowing the law and help the community be safe.

A good case in point is the change that will appear in next year's copy of the California Drivers Handbook requiring drivers to be aware of the law against leaving a dog in the care during warm weather.  This is important information, not just for the safety of your own pets, but as a reminder to keep an eye out for pets left in dangerous conditions and to report these to the appropriate authorities (if in doubt, the police).

See also:
No dogs in hot cars: California puts warning in driver manual

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