We here at cartravelsafety.com are passionate about the safety of all pets while they are on the road. The statistics are absolutely alarming! 80% of dog owners take their pets on trips in the car, which is great! But do you know that only 16% of those pet owners restrain their dogs in a dog car safety apparatus such as a dog car seat or a dog car harness?
Anything can happen especially if you are distracted by your pet jumping around while you are driving. We've all seen the cute pictures of Fido's head hanging out of the window while the pet parent drives carefree down the highway with Fido's ears and tongue flapping in the wind. As adorable as that picture is, ask yourself if you are doing all you can to keep that adorable member of your family safe. No one would think twice about letting a young child do that because we know it is not safe and could have grave consequences. We take precautions to make sure our children are safe and buckled up while driving, shouldn't we do the same for our pets?
Did you know that 60% of dog owners drive while distracted by their pets? Something as simples as turning around to see what he's barking at, playing with him or giving her treats to soothe her during a long drive could lead to serious and debilitating accidents. With the millions of crashes and thousands of fatalities each year, it is imperative that we all participate in keeping our pets' safety during car travel.
Let's all do our part to protect our treasured pets!