12.03.2003

Campaign to keep pets safe in cars

A new campaign to stop “man’s best friend” from becoming a killer in your car
is being launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Leaflets, funded by the Department for Transport, explain how unrestrained pets
can be hurt or severely injure people in a car.

At 30mph, for example, a 50lb border collie would be thrown forward with a
force equivalent to nine 12-stone men – enough to kill a driver or passenger.
Furthermore unrestrained pets can distract drivers and cause accidents. The
leaflets give information about safety harnesses, pet carriers, dog guards and
travel cages or crates.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents