10 ways to lose your car insurance and possibly end up in court

4. Driving with pets


Most of us have a pet, and that pet has to travel with us from time to time. According to the Highway Code, you have to ensure that “dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so that they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves if you stop too quickly.” This means belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or guard, and if you do not have anything of this, you are in a direct violation of the law and can get your insurance policy canceled.