Driving with “man’s best friend” riding shotgun might not be quite as harmless as everyone thinks. Recent surveys estimate that nearly 90% of all pet owners travel with their pets and of those, 30% admit to being distracted by their pet while driving.
Considering that approximately 6,000 people die a year in distracted driver cases, and as many as half a million are injured, there is no reason to let your furry friend cause you to become a statistic.
Properly restraining your pet to keep them from being a distraction is not only safer for you, but also your pet. Even a medium sized dog can become a deadly projectile when not restrained, even at low speeds.