Riding in cars with dogs

Compulsory testing of in-car dog restraints and better education about the dangers of having pets loose in the car are needed to ensure the safety of drivers and pets, a new study from the University of Adelaide suggests.

The study found that, while two thirds of Australians restrain their dogs when driving, this number varied depending on what state drivers lived in, their age, and the size of their dog.

And those who do restrain their dogs in the car are not guaranteed a safer ride—while most Australian dog owners used a harness and tether attached to a seat buckle and drove with their dog in the back seats of the car, NRMA Insurance found that out of 25 harnesses tested, only two safely restrained the dummy used. This makes it difficult for dog owners to select the best type of restraint for their dog.


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