With all the regulations about car safety, when it comes to pets, there are actually very few.
With the increased use of pet harnesses in vehicles, regulations concerning pets in cars may be changing.
Most people are doing nothing to restrain their dogs. The pets are running around in the car causing a distraction.
Test video using stuffed animals shows what can happen when a dog is launched off the seat during a crash and when the Center for Pet Safety started testing dog harnesses in 2011, all four tested failed.
New restraints now on the market, however, could actually save your pets life.
Anyone in the market for a dog harness should first look and see if crash video is posted by the manufacturer on its website, and read about the results.