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Staying safe when traveling with pets

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

People in Pennsylvania who own pets often consider their animals to be a part of their family. Many people will go to extensive lengths to make sure that their pet is well taken care of and knows that he or she is loved. However, a majority of people overlook the safety of their pets when traveling in a moving vehicle. While this hazard could pose a threat to the animal’s danger, it can also be a danger for the driver if his or her pet creates a distraction. 

According to Consumer Reports, people who do not fasten their pets in their vehicle are potentially endangering themselves and their pets if they end up involved in a car accident. Their pet could end up being becoming a projectile that can be thrown with deadly force. Additionally, their sudden movements can be distracting and divert a driver’s attention away from the road. As such, people with pets who travel a lot should consider investing in a high-quality safety harness that can be used for their pet. Experts recommend that people conduct adequate research, however, to avoid buying a product that is shoddy and poorly designed.

Petmd.com provides recommendations on several good quality pet restraints that vary concerning function and price. People looking to select a pet restraint should make sure that the one they buy is designed for the size of their pet. It may take their pet some time to become accustomed to the feeling of being restrained, but once it becomes a habit, people can be confident in the safety of themselves and their pets while traveling.