Ask HPD: Rules for animals in moving car

Honolulu Police Department Capt. Andrew Lum answers this week’s question.

Question: Do dogs have to be buckled up in a car that’s moving?

Dogs need to be properly restrained while in a moving vehicle.

An animal not restrained can get hurt, killed, or cause an accident when it’s loose in a moving vehicle.

A driver can be fined $97 for driving with a dog on their lap or $57 if the animal is loose in a moving vehicle.

Remember to always keep your animal secure, put them in a cage, or tethered while the vehicle is in motion.

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