Not that we're sensitive or anything about our dogs, but AAA's report about the dangers dogs pose when they're not crated or harnessed in cars hit a nerve. Today's news story says:
Nearly 60% of dog owners have driven while distracted by their pets as passengers, according to a new survey by auto club AAA. Only 17% -- about one in six -- ever use animal restraints, which can prevent pets from being a distraction and protect them and other occupants in a crash, the survey finds.
We understand the message here. Buckling up is good for everyone. No argument there, although the restraints for dogs aren't perfected yet. All we're doing is asking for some context. Rant away, everyone. Last night when I was at a stop light the driver next to me entered the intersection while texting.