Make it a legal requirement for drivers to stop and report collisions with cats in the UK

UK government won't introduce a law to make it obligatory for a driver to stop when they hit a cat

There’s been a campaign in the UK for some time to make it a legal requirement for drivers to stop and report collisions with cats. It makes sense to millions of ordinary people but it doesn’t make sense to the UK government. There was a petition which garnered 102,436 signatures. That’s why the government …

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Road signs encourage motorists to slow for cats

Chat en Balade road sign

NEWS AND VIEWS: New signs encouraging motorists to slow down when approaching areas at risk for animals including cats have been installed in Mennecy, Essonne, France. Mennecy is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France. Mennecy is about 80 kilometers south of central Paris in the north of France. Personally, …

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Is your significant other willing to do the “double check”?

Is this a dying cat or dog besides the road or a piece of bark against which a dog had peed?

Nathan Winograd has a nice way of checking whether your significant other, or significant other1 to be, is worthy of your time and affections. Nathan Winograd and Jennifer, his significant other, always doublecheck what they’ve driven passed beside the road because sometimes that “object” looks like it might have been an abandoned animal in …

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Woman recovers the bodies of cats hit by cars and reunites them with their owners

Trinity and Natalie

UK – NEWS AND COMMENT: Natalie Bennett is a star because she does something that a lot of people can’t do. She recovers the dead bodies of cats hit by cars and reunites them with their owners. At first, she was a bit squeamish about it but she now focuses on the good aspects …

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Swerving to avoid a cat on the road might be dangerous driving under the law

Cat crosses the road

Would you swerve your car when driving on the road to avoid hitting a cat? Pretty well everyone would not swerve to avoid a cat because to do so would be potentially dangerous. You have a split second to make a decision and the overriding instinct is self-preservation which means maintaining the same course …

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21 facts about cats involved in RTAs

Cat killed on the road

These facts about cats involved in road traffic accidents (RTAs) come from several studies (see base of page). The overall conclusion is one that you’d expect. Many cats are involved in RTAs and 25% die. Young male cats are most at risk. Some individual facts contain merged sub-facts and contradictions. For younger cats, a …

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Taxi driver swerves to avoid hitting a cat and ends up parked on top of a Jeep

Taxi driver swerves to avod a cat and ends up on top of a parked car

NEWS AND VIEWS: Cat lovers will be pleased about the outcome of this story. The picture is indirectly a ‘cat picture’ but we see no cat. But we do know that the red Toyota Prius which is resting precariously on top of a Jeep is a taxi and the taxi driver avoided a cat …

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Advice to Giles Coren on how to be a good cat guardian to Mo Tenzing

Mo Tenzing is handsome and he's allowed to roam in Central London

I probably don’t have the right to provide advice to Giles Coren about how to care for his domestic cat companions but I’m going to anyway. Although, I suspect that he knows the answers already as he is as sharp as a tack. But he provides a very laissez-faire and casual record about the …

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