Road Trips with Your Pet -- Do You Use Vehicle Restraints?
Does your dog hang out the window when you drive? Ride in the back of your truck? Or even curl up in your lap? Our Goldens clearly think we drive way too slowly and often consider climbing up front and taking over the wheel.
According to the Doggie Distractions Fact Sheet | AAA/Kurgo survey, nearly six in ten (56%) of those responding have driven with their dog in a vehicle at least once a month over the past year. Three in ten respondents (29%) admit to being distracted by their dog while driving. Many of us don't use pet restraints.
This graphic shows the reasons:
Of course it is much safer to use a pet restraint. Of the 16 percent who do, the AAA/Kurgo survey found the most frequently used are:
• Pet harness/safety belt (56%)
• Hard-sided pet travel crate (30%)
• Pet vehicle seat (10%)
• Vehicle pet barrier (8%)
• Soft-sided pet travel crate (7%)
• Other (5%)
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Posted by Molly & Jessie at September 6, 2012 1:15 AM