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How to Keep Your Pets Safe in the Car

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Any pet owner knows how often they bring their pets in the car with them, whether it’s to the park, the beach, or on a road trip.

With this in mind, it’s in your best interest as a pet owner to read up on the following tips to keep your furry friend safe in the car.

Tip #1: Secure Them Well

Pets need to be secured in the vehicle just like humans do. The best way to do this is to have your pet in their own crate, secured in the back of the vehicle.

If you like to have your pet closer to you during the drive, several companies make pet harnesses or safety belts that can keep them safe in one of the car’s seats.

Tip #2: Keep the Temperature Down

Cars heat up quickly, even in mild weather. Cracking the windows open does not prevent the car from reaching dangerous temperatures. As such, it’s vital that you never leave your pet alone in the car.

When driving with your pet in the vehicle, make sure the air conditioner is cool enough to penetrate their layers of fur and keep them from overheating.

Tip #3: Make Sure Your Pet is Not a Distraction

Distracted driving takes many forms, including managing your pet in the car. Installing a pet barrier in your vehicle can keep your pet in the backseat and ensure they do not distract you while you’re driving.

Injured in an Accident? Contact Us Today

Even if you take all of the aforementioned precautions, accidents may still happen. If you have been injured in a car accident, our North Carolina personal injury attorneys are here to help.

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we have the experience and resources needed to help you establish another party’s fault and recover the appropriate damages.

Contact us today at (855) 757-4204 to speak with our team.

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