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Travel Safety Tips as You Prepare to Hit the Road with Your Lovable Pet in Tow this Holiday Weekend

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The Spirit of Bo, returning to wish all of you a safe and blessed Memorial Day weekend.  If you are traveling on the open road with your pet, here are a few tips and facts to keep in mind:

  • Make sure your pet is secured in your vehicle. A 60-pound pet can become a 3,000 pound projectile at just 35 mph.
  • Since 2005, pet travel has increased 300%!
  • Unrestrained pets in the car can greatly distract the driver, resulting in increased risk of an accident.
  • Unrestrained pets can significantly delay emergency workers’ access to human occupants when involved in an accident.
  • In an accident, unrestrained pets can pose many dangers, including catching the loose pet. Further, pets may escape through a window or open door, causing a second accident.
  • If a pet is injured in a car accident, emergency workers may risk being bitten by them.

Thanks to dogtime.com for this helpful information.

 

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