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    I did not know it was law either but it IS common sense, like harnessing dogs in cars and securing on backs of utes, kept on leash unless in safe areas etc.

    We could say that it will be ok, nothing will happen with ours if we transport them from farm to farm on the ute unrestrained but we prefer not to take the chance as things can and do happen. It is odds on we wouldn't be caught either but to me that is not the point.
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    From the NSW RTA website

    Read Sub-Section (3)

    NSW Legislation

    Division 2 Rules for people in charge of animals
    301 Leading an animal while driving a vehicle
    (1) The driver of a motor vehicle must not lead an animal, including by tethering the animal to the motor vehicle, unless the driver is permitted to do so under another law of this jurisdiction.
    Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
    Note. Motor vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.
    (2) A person who is a passenger in, or on any part of, a motor vehicle must not lead an animal while the motor vehicle is moving unless the passenger is permitted to do so under another law of this jurisdiction.
    Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
    (3) The rider of a bicycle must not lead an animal, including by tethering the animal to the bicycle, unless the rider is permitted to do so under another law of this jurisdiction.
    Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
    Note. Bicycle is defined in the Dictionary.



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    What is a penalty unit? Same as penalty demerit license points?
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    Ok, found this.

    The amendment to be proclaimed increases the amount represented by each penalty unit from $100 to $110. For example, upon commencement of the amendment, a reference to a maximum penalty of 5 penalty units will mean a maximum penalty of $550 instead of $500. A penalty of 2 penalty units will mean a penalty of $220 instead of $200. The increase will not affect the penalty for an offence committed before the amendment comes into force.

    C1997-44 Amendment to Value of Penalty Units - NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    All it takes is a small distraction and poor dog has a broken leg, or worse.

    It's illegal for good reason and people who ignore the rules ruin it for those responsible people.
    Next we will see a law saying all dogs must be muzzled, then when people ignore that one it will be no dogs allowed on public streets.

    Thats a large leap ?
    From being led from a bike to being muzzled?

    And those 'some' of us who are responsible do not think it is good reason. Surely common sense( yes I realise it aint that common) should apply at least some times when it comes to dogs these days.

    In my personal opinion I see more health/behavioural/training issues now than 30 years ago and I blame it on the way some things are done way over the top concerning dog ownership. That is not to say I do not adore my dogs. Ask anyone and they will you tell you my dogs are probably treated better than our skin kids ( they would also agree )

    But honestly,next we'll be wrapping them in cotton wool to keep them from damaging themselves.

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    Gawd Di_dee1..........Glad you understood what it says & ta for the links.


    Lala...

    I quite enjoyed reading your initial post & yes I understand if you feel Pee'd off with the replies
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    However, to be honest, I was a tad concerned about potential injuries for your family and the dogs.

    Such a simple thing like being thrown over the handle bars can so easily result in a serious injury, potentially involving the head, chest, abdo/pelvic, spine, arms & hands etc..

    Attended a 12 year old girl who had ruptured her liver & died after being thrown into her handle bars doing the very same thing with her dog

    Looks like you will need to find a new way of exercising with the dogs & family. If you choose to do so
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    wow, I thought vic was the nanny state not the whole of Australia. I'm sorry but people get hurt everyday. You don't stop driving a car because people crash, people won't stop riding bikes because they fell off, and I'm sure people won't stop exercising their dogs by riding bikes because they could get injured.

    Life is full of risks, dogs get run over by cars all the time, they get stood on, they get (accidentally) boiling water poured over them etc etc. If you take the necessary precautions with yourself and your dog (i.e training your dog to run calmly and controllably with the bike, wearing protective clothing etc etc) you are taking risks, but they are known, understood and prepared for risks.

    riding a bike is dangerous at all times, anything can happen, are they going to outlaw bikes soon as well? what about scooters? skateboards?

    I know there is a lack of common sense as a whole in the community, but everyone here is an intelligent, caring individual who has their head screwed on straight. Just think about these things first
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    I've been pulled over by the police while riding my bike with the dogs, but it was cause I wasn't wearing a helmet.
    Now I can ride with the dogs offlead, so is that still illegal?
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    But honestly,next we'll be wrapping them in cotton wool to keep them from damaging themselves.
    Haha no I will just be walking/running my dog the old fashioned way, with me actually not being lazy and going for a run. No risk of broken legs then.

    I don't like seeing people riding bikes with dogs when there are safer alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaz Tarja View Post
    wow, I thought vic was the nanny state not the whole of Australia. I'm sorry but people get hurt everyday. You don't stop driving a car because people crash, people won't stop riding bikes because they fell off, and I'm sure people won't stop exercising their dogs by riding bikes because they could get injured.

    Life is full of risks, dogs get run over by cars all the time, they get stood on, they get (accidentally) boiling water poured over them etc etc. If you take the necessary precautions with yourself and your dog (i.e training your dog to run calmly and controllably with the bike, wearing protective clothing etc etc) you are taking risks, but they are known, understood and prepared for risks.

    riding a bike is dangerous at all times, anything can happen, are they going to outlaw bikes soon as well? what about scooters? skateboards?

    I know there is a lack of common sense as a whole in the community, but everyone here is an intelligent, caring individual who has their head screwed on straight. Just think about these things first
    Yes life is full of risks.
    By this way of thinking though if I choose to have the dogs unrestrained on the back of the ute or unharnessed in the car knowing that there is risk in anything but choosing not to abide by the laws, have an accident then it is ok?

    I can just imagine the reception I would get should I come on here reporting that I took the chance but a dog jumped out of the ute whilst on the road as he had seen a rabbit and was injured even though the dog had always sat placidly there before.

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