Wednesday 25th April 2012
Be Wiser Insurance

People who travel with their pet in the vehicle should look into installing harnesses in order to keep themselves and the animal safe, it has been claimed. A leading animal charity says that an animal could injure itself or its owner in a smash that might otherwise have left the vehicle's occupants unhurt.

A recent report from a well known consumer focus company reported that the animal welfare charity has outlined the problem, suggesting that a 50lb (22.5Kg) border collie could move forward with the weight of a polar bear in the event of an accident at just 30pmh.

Additionally, even though they love it dogs or other animals should not be allowed to stick their heads out of the window when the vehicle is moving; they will be at risk from stones kicked up from the road, other vehicles or roadside objects.

 if you get your pet into the car from an early age and get them used to travelling with a restraint then you will have less trouble as they get older. Take them for a long walk before hand and make frequent stops to make sure they are not feeling too cooped up will also help.

A pet safety advocacy organisation has found that pet travel has increased 300 percent since 2005, while the use of pet restraints is about 2 percent; so this is a very serious issue and drivers should be aware of the risks this poses to their health as well as their car insurance policies. And protecting domesticated animals is a simple and worthwhile task to carry out.

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