Woodstock Police have received complaints from the public about drivers being distracted
while having their dogs on their laps.
Taking your dog for a ride in your car can be dangerous to you, your pet and to
others on the road.
Some provinces already have a distracted driving law for pets who are loose in vehicles
and are a distraction to drivers.
Presently a driver could be charged with careless driving if they cause a collision
and their pets are a distraction.
Dogs can interfere with a driver's ability to steer. Dogs can be a projectile to
all occupants in the vehicle and can cause serious injuries if a collision occurs.
Pets can interfere with visibility of the driver. Pets can also interfere with foot
In order to keep everyone safe in a vehicle buckle up your furry pet in the backseat.
The WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE would like to encourage anyone having information about
distracted drivers to contact WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE at 519-537-2323 or Crime
Stoppers 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
- Woodstock Police Service: 519-537-2323
- Crime Stoppers: 519-421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
- Website: www.woodstockpolice.ca
- Domestic Abuse Services of Oxford: 24 hour crisis line at 1-800-265-1938
- Victim Assistance Services Oxford County: 519-537-2824
- Canadian Anti Fraud Centre: 1-888-495-8501 or
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