In-Car Pet Restraining Systems Tested

October 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Car Safety

Media outlets reported that pet restraints have been selling well all across the country after certain states enacted laws that require pet owners to safely restrain their pets while occupying a vehicle.

According to the news, the reliability and competence of these safety devices are now under scrutiny after a test revealed that the restraints failed to keep the dog from turning into a projectile. The Center for Pet Safety reported that the pilot study simulated a crash and that the results suggested that pet harness brands could pose risks to the pet and the driver in crash situations.

Safety advocates are asking drivers to beware of the risks associated with these pet car safety restraints before purchasing them.

For more on this study, follow the link below:

Pet car safety restraints found to be less-than-effective in recent study

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