As much as we all love to see a cute and happy face poking out from a car window and lapping up the breeze and sun, we ask you to use a car restraint when travelling with your pet. We feel there are three critical safety benefits of using pet restraints:
Window safety - your pet will not be tempted to jump from a window, nor will he/she be at risk of falling out of an open window as a result of sudden directional changes or braking
Driver distraction - there's less chance of the driver being distracted or injured if a pet is unable to move around the vehicle
Collision protection - if you suddenly brake or have a sudden impact there is less chance of your dog becoming a projectile.
When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. The NRMA reports "If you're driving 60km per hour with an unrestrained 20kg dog in your car and it gets thrown onto you, the impact is the same as if it had hit you from a third-floor balcony".
This is a must have safety accessory when travelling with your dog in the car.