How can I keep my dog safe in my car?

What are the best ways to keep my puppy safe in the car? I just got a puppy and I want to make sure she's safe when I'm driving.

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“Perhaps the most important step is this: don’t drive with your pet if you can avoid it.
Pets don’t often do well in enclosed spaces and if something causes them to panic or raise an alarm, you’re in a situation that could cause an accident or put your car insurance to the test.
If you must bring your pet with you, follow these simple tips:
  • Make sure your dog is properly restrained using a dog car seat or leash.
  • Don’t leave your dog in the car. If you have to, make sure the temperature remains between 65 and 75 degrees.
  • Don’t let your dog ride in your lap.
  • Use the cargo space for transporting your vehicle, if possible.
Following these tips should help keep you and your dog as safe as possible, while also lowering the chance for a collision.
While car insurance doesn’t provide safety in a car, it does make sure you, other drivers, and vehicles involved are protected in the event of an accident. If you haven’t reviewed your policy in awhile, it’s a good idea to do so every six months. If you want to simplify the process, try using Jerry. Jerry compares rates from the top companies and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes for free.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 30, 2021
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