Everyone knows that buckling up can save lives, but have you ever thought about how to protect your pet in your car? According to national safety statistics, the number of pets traveling in cars is at an all-time high and most of these pets travel unrestrained, putting them at considerable risk in the event of an accident.
While we don’t always think about buckling up our pets in the car, an unrestrained animal can be a serious safety hazard. Unrestrained pets can distract drivers and cause accidents, and in the event of a crash, an animal that is not properly restrained can become a flying projectile. At 30 miles per hour, a 60-pound dog can cause an impact of 2,700 pounds.
On this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will talk to Christina Selter, the founder of Bark Buckle UP, an organization that promotes awareness and education for pet travel safety. Whether you are in a car, RV, motorcycle or on a boat, Selter will share some insight into the importance of pet safety while traveling and steps you can take to keep both you and your pet safe on the road.
Proper restraints can not only protect your pet in the event of an accident, they can also keep your pet from becoming a distraction and prevent them from escaping through an open door or window. While cats and small dogs can travel in a pet carrier, you can also purchase special seat belt attachments, specially designed pet car seats and harnesses to protect your pet.
So if you have a pet, tune in to this episode of Vibes Radio to learn more about how you can keep your beloved Fido safe on the road.