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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Crash Test Involving Some Common Dog Car Restraints - The Results Are Alarming - Take a Look at This Crash Test Video

Dog owners are being given a timely reminder about the safety of their pets in the car.

For the first time the National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA) has carried out a crash test involving some common restraints - and the results are alarming.

Crash test dogs have been used to highlight the disturbing statistic that 40 per cent of those people surveyed admit to carrying their dog in their car unrestrained.

Almost three-quarters of those surveyed admitted having pets unrestrained in the back seat, front seat and their laps.

A simple, low speed traffic light accident can send a dog flying, as demonstrated in this simulated crash test.

Not only can the dog be seriously injured or killed but it becomes a deadly missile for those people still in the car.

Another shocking statistic is that 92 per cent of harnesses available on the market failed the crash test.

Only Purina's Roadie for dogs under 35kg and the Sleepy Pod Clickit for large dogs, tested up to speeds of 35 km/h, passed the test.

Failing to restrain an animal can lead to a $405 fine and the loss of three demerit points.



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