Right Driver

Rules about animals: Other animals

Rule 56

Dogs. Do not let a dog out on the road on its own. Keep it on a short lead when walking on the pavement, road or path shared with cyclists or horse riders.

Rule 57

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.

Rule 58

Animals being herded. These should be kept under control at all times. You should, if possible, send another person along the road in front to warn other road users, especially at a bend or the brow of a hill. It is safer not to move animals after dark, but if you do, then wear reflective clothing and ensure that lights are carried (white at the front and red at the rear of the herd).

Darren has owned several companies in the automotive, advertising and education industries. He has run driving theory educational websites since 2010.

Posted in Highway Code

Let us know your thoughts

Leave us a comment below using Facebook, Google+, Disqus or Wordpress

Read previous post:
Road works, level crossings and tramways: Tramways

Rule 300 You MUST NOT enter a road, lane or other route reserved for trams. Take extra care where trams...

Road works, level crossings and tramways: Level crossings

Rule 291 A level crossing is where a road crosses a railway or tramway line. Approach and cross it with...

Close