Police in Slovakia have issued a fine to a car owner whose dog seemed to have taken control of the vehicle, as seen in a peculiar speed camera photo shared on Facebook.
The photograph shows a seemingly delighted canine sitting in the driver’s seat of a Skoda, prompting widespread amusement and bewilderment. However, the car owner maintained that his brown hunting dog had unexpectedly leaped into his lap while he was driving.
Authorities in the village of Sterusy, situated to the northeast of the capital city, Bratislava, disputed this explanation. They reviewed footage from the incident and concluded that there was no sudden movement within the car, suggesting that the dog might have indeed been in the driver’s seat without any external interference.
The exact reason for the fine remains unclear; it could be for speeding or for not securing the pet safely within the moving vehicle.
This unusual incident has prompted local police to issue a plea to drivers, urging them to take precautions and ensure the safety of their pets when driving. They emphasized that even a small animal can pose a risk to the driver’s life and health while on the road.
“Even a small animal can endanger your life and health while driving,” cautioned the police.
As the debate over this bizarre traffic incident continues, it serves as a reminder of the importance of securing pets in vehicles to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of all road users.