06 December 2013

Crash test dogs (dummies)

This video demonstrates that the presence of an unrestrained dog in the back seat of a vehicle poses a risk of lethal injury to the dog and to the driver.  The brief but bizarre "hanging" scene at about 0:37 illustrates that conventional harness restraints are not sufficient to prevent the dog being propelled forward, even during a low-speed collision.


  1. So of those interested the two harnesses that apparently did not fail were the Purina Roadie harness and the Sleepypod Clickit harness. Info from the NRMA website at http://www.nrma.com.au/paws-and-secure-your-puppy. Don't know if either of these are available in the US.


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