Cars have become more sophisticated, with many features designed to help keep drivers and passengers safe. But how safe is your dog when you drive in your car? CarRentals.com conducted a survey of drivers who have their dogs with them and discovered some surprising things. For example:
- 47 percent of pet owners acknowledge it's dangerous to drive with an unrestrained dog in the car -- but they still do it
- 71 percent of dog owners said they would use pet safety features -- if they were already built in to the car
- 41 percent of dog owners who drive say their dog climbs into their lap while driving
- 52 percent of drivers reach back to pet their dog while driving.
These are just some of the statistics -- but they clearly demonstrate that dog owners who drive with their dogs could stand to exercise more caution. Thankfully, CarRentals.com also provides very helpful information about how to drive safely with your dog. They discuss safety restraints, driving tips and what to do in case of an accident. Read their free guide here: https://www.carrentals.com/blog/car-safety-for-dogs/