Posted on: April 4, 2011
A recent study found that dog owners are often at a loss for what to do make sure their beloved pet stays safe and comfortable while traveling in the car, report news sources .
The study conducted in partnership with the American Kennel Club found that two out of three of pet owners are unaware of the safest place for their dog to travel in car. Researchers also found that three out of five people reported that they were not sure as to how often they should make a pit stop so that their dog could take a break from a long road trip.
Most of the dog owners who participated in the study (66 percent) reported that they take their dog on car trips whether it’s to run errands or go on vacation. The vast majority of participants (85 percent) said that they know the importance of properly restraining their dog in their vehicle, and 67 percent reported that they know how to incorporate a seatbelt as part of safely securing their dog.
As a Spartanburg car accident lawyer , safety on the road is something that I am very aware of, and I encourage motorists to learn how to keep both their human and canine passengers safe and secure. Through my experience as an attorney , I have witnessed the importance of taking basic motor vehicle safety measures. I encourage drivers to do so defensively and always practice basic safe driving habits.