Poll Shows NJ Voters Support Pet Seat Belt Bill
By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
September 26, 2012
Click it or Ticket, and your little dog too. A new poll says the majority of New Jersey voters support legislation requiring pets to ride in crates or with safety restraints while in cars.
The poll conducted by Farleigh Dickinson University found that 45 percent of voters surveyed support the legislation while 40 percent oppose it. The bill was introduced in July and if passed would carry a fine of 20 dollars for people who let their animals run free while driving. Krista Jenkins Director of Farleigh Dickinson’s public mind poll says this gives a clear indication of how people feel about this legislation.
“We found that the bill has the support of 48 percent of voters who don’t own a dog compared with only 38 percent support of people who do, so even though the number of people with dogs in the state is only about one in three, we do find that there is significantly less support among dog owners.”
Jenkins says the poll also found that most people in New Jersey are unaware of the proposed bill.
© 2012 WBGO News
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