Avoid An Accident: Pet Car Safety Tips
December 16, 2013•6 min
According to a recent AAA survey, 31 percent of drivers admitted to being distracted by their pets.Depending the length of your road trip, traveling with your four-legged friend can be an overly anxious experience. Is the dog going to try to climb out the open window? Will they have to go to the bathroom? Can pets get carsick? The questions never end.Just like traveling with any other friend, there are always risks. According to a recent AAA survey, 31 percent of drivers admitted to being distracted by their pets.This could lead to accidents that don't only hurt your pet, but you and the other passengers in the car.According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 43 million households own at least one dog. At some point, your pets will have to get in the car with you. Many states now require pets to be restrained while your car is moving.What are other precautions should you be taking?Certified animal behavior consultant, Steve Dale, CABC shares important pet car safety tips that you need before taking your companion for a ride.