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August 6, 2013

Car Safety With Pets: What You Need to Know

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I'll admit it... I grew up riding unrestrained in the back of pickup trucks on occasion. There was usually a dog riding back there with me too. No one really thought much about it, including me, until I saw a dog sliding around and falling off of a flatbed truck that belonged to someone else. The dog seemed okay, but the experience definitely left an impression.

Now I'm considerably more careful, having grown up and raised my own children in the age of crash test dummies and more stringent laws. Seatbelts and child restraint seats are manditory in all 50 states. Given the above statistics, it's easy to see why several states are beginning to push towards legislating restraining pets in vehicles.

So far, only New Jersey has a manditory pet restraint law, but states including Arizona, Hawaii, Conneticut and Maine have laws forbidding pets from being in the driver's lap. It's only a matter of time before pet seat belts and restraints will be subjected to testing both for the safety of pets and their human companions.

Car Safety Products

There are a variety of products, depending on the size of your pet, that will ensure your pet doesn't become a backseat driver or a projectile in the event of an accident.

For large dogs, a seatbelt loop and harness could be a good option as well as barriers that prevent pets from moving from the back seat.

Cruising Companion Car Harness 

Smaller dogs appreciate our car seats that elevate them. This can alleviate car sickness, and protect your car's interior from scratches and unauthorized useage of electrical controls such as power locks and windows. 

Snoozer pet console car seat

Shop all our travel safety products to ensure you and your loved ones stay safe and happy.

 

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