"Dog lovers, beware: Taking man's best friend for a ride could be risky. Nearly 60% of dog owners have driven while distracted by their pets as passengers, according to a new survey by auto club AAA. Only 17% — about one in six — ever use animal restraints, which can prevent pets from being a distraction and protect them and other occupants in a crash, the survey finds.Read more in "Dogs unrestrained in cars distract drivers, pose threat", USA Today, August 18, 2010.
In crashes, unrestrained dogs pose an unintended threat to the driver and other passengers, says Jennifer Huebner-Davidson, manager of traffic safety programs at AAA."
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Dogs Riding in Cars a Safety Hazard to Drivers