Whether it’s a weekend getaway or just driving around to run your daily errands, an increasing number of pet owners are opting not to leave their other family member at home alone. Pets live in more than 60 percent of American households, and almost 80% of families with children have pets. But perhaps it’s time for a review of safety tips and innovative products to help you make the journey safer for all.
Pet-friendly car travel is a surging trend in the auto industry, and the right gear and new vehicle modifications offer pet owners plenty of options, so there’s no more excuse for unsafe and reckless pet travel.
It’s Time for Safer Pet Travel
Perhaps you already take your dog in the car but are in the habit of letting “Rover” roam freely in the back. It’s time to incorporate the same precautions for our pets that we give to buckling up our children during car travel. The top danger is driving with unrestrained pets, and this should be your main consideration when choosing to bring along your canine companion. A dog roaming freely in the car is a safety hazard to everyone, causing distractions to the driver and potentially being catapulted forward with braking.
Pet Travel Products
It just makes sense to ensure your pet is secure in a moving vehicle. We’re spoiled for choice with today’s array of safety products for pets of all sizes:
Pet Friendly Vehicles
Some technology and safety features that make a car ‘pet-friendly’ include:
Being safety smart on the road is part of being a responsible pet owner. Be informed and make the most of all that’s available for a pet-safe vehicle, and enjoy the ride.