Okay, most of us buckle up as soon as we get into our car. We all agree we should wear a seat belt when we’re traveling in a vehicle. In fact, it’s mandatory (by law) in most states in the U.S.
With the exception of New Hampshire, all states and the District of Columbia require adult front-seat occupants to use seat belts. Adult rear-seat passengers also are covered by the laws in 30 states and the District of Columbia.
Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia have primary enforcement. Primary enforcement laws allow a police officer to stop and cite a motorist solely for not using a seat belt. In states with secondary enforcement, police can only enforce the law if the motorist has been pulled over for another violation first.
– The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
But how many of us regularly secure our dogs when we’re traveling? The laws of physics apply to us all, humans and dogs, so an unrestrained dog can be seriously injured or killed in an accident, too.
CarRentals recently surveyed dog owners to uncover their driving habits with their pets in the car. Their findings helped them develop key car safety tips to keep everyone riding safely. Check out their safety tips in the infographic below, and see the full study on pet parents’ driving habits.