Safe Driving with Pets
Safety should always be a priority for pet owners. Unfortunately, driving with pets in the car poses certain dangers, and most pet owners will have to drive with their pet in the vehicle at some point. Vet appointments or long vacations may require traveling with the animal. Luckily, there are many steps you can take to prevent pets from distracting you in the car.
Some drivers fail to take responsibility when driving with their pets. If you or a loved one has been a victim of driver negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights.
Dangers of Driving with Pets
People who fail to keep their cars free of distractions are at a much higher risk for an accident. Distractions, like talking on cell phones and text messaging, is a common cause of minor and major accidents alike. Driving with pets is another dangerous form of distracted driving.
If pets are free to move around inside a vehicle, they may attempt to jump out the window or sit in the driver’s lap. This may require the driver to take his or her eyes off the road and remove one or both hands from the steering wheel, drastically increasing the chance of an accident.
Safety Tips for Driving With Pets
The following are helpful ways to prevent pets from distracting you in your vehicle:
- Use crates/pet carriers
- Use seat belt harnesses designed for pets
- Use barriers such as mash nets to keep pets confined to one part of the cabin
Following these safety procedures can greatly lower the risk of an accident. However, some pet owners fail to take such precautions, and it is innocent drivers and passengers who must pay the price for this negligence.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a negligent driver, it is time to speak to a Wisconsin car accident attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses. Contact the law offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.