It's always fun to see a dog hanging its head out a passenger window of a passing car, its tongue trailing in the wind. But many people probably don't think about the safety implications of that unrestrained pet and what would happen if that car were to crash at high speed. That's also the topic behind a new survey of American car and pet owners from Volvo Car USA.
A Tennessee law allowing people to break into cars to rescue pets left sweltering by their owners went into effect July 1st.
New Jersey lawmakers sure are spending considerable time thinking about drivers and driving. Earlier this year, a state senator proposed a bill to fine slow drivers. Lawmakers also argued over whether to affix a red sticker on the license plates of younger drivers. Only last week, the state enacted a ban on smiling in driver's license photos.
It may seem like common sense to not leave your dog in a parked car on a 100-degree day, but you would be amazed at how thoughtless and stupid some pet owners can be.