Require drivers to report a cat hit on the road

My cat was killed in a road accident, however this was not reported to the police, because this is not required by law. If a driver hits some animals they must report it to the police or face a £5000 fine, but this law doesn't cover cats. That should change.

The law as it stands:

If you hit an animal which is covered by The Road Traffic Act 1988 – namely, dogs, goats, horses, cattle, donkeys, mules, sheep and pigs you are legally required to report it to the police. But if you hit an animal not mentioned in the Road Traffic Act eg. a cat you are not required by law to report it.

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Created By

Andrew Price

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Friday 13 April 2018

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Friday 12 October 2018

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