Too few pet owners secure their dogs in car harnesses, even less in a crash-tested car harness.
There is a myth that all dog car harnesses are safe. Just because they are made by a well known company does not mean that they have had proper testing. In fact, many car harness that claim to be crash-tested have failed testing.
This car harness features metal hardware at stress points and has passed independent safety crash testing in accordance with the FMVSS 213 for child restraint systems at Kettering University Crash Safety Centre in Flint, Michigan.
Testing was relative to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213, Child Restraint Systems, Pulse requirements, using National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Test Procedure TP 213-09
- Easy to put on and take off.
- Utilizes the car’s seat belt so no external tether.
- Padded for comfort, can be used as a walking harness.
An unrestrained 10lb (4.5kg) dog in a crash at 50mph will exert 500lb (227kg) of force on whatever it strikes; an 80lb (36.3kg) dog in a crash at just 30 mph will exert about 2,400lb (1088kg) force. Unrestrained dogs also can prove distracting by climbing onto the driver’s lap, interfering with the ability to steer or crawling onto the foot pedals.