Driving With Your Pet May Cause A Connecticut Auto Accident

Friday, March 12th, 2021 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents

When you are driving there a myriad of dangerous distractions that could lead you to a Connecticut auto accident.  These distractions are out of your control and need to be met with attention as you navigate a safe trip.  It is with this in mind that it is critical for you to avoid introducing any other distractions into your ride.  

With warmer weather on the horizon, many of us are anxious to get our pets out to enjoy the weather, but bringing them with us in the car can be deadly.  The behavior of any animal can be erratic and unpredictable; these are two words that do not go well with safe driving.  When you don’t know what the behavior of your pet will be you may not be able to drive safely with your animal in the car.

The best and safest thing to do is to leave your pet at home.  While you may want to get your dog out to the dog park or bring your cat to he park to enjoy some fresh air, the best thing to do is bring them outside at your home or in your neighborhood.  Putting an animal in the car can present all sorts of distractions that could lead to real trouble on the road.

If you must bring your pet with you in the car it is important to keep him/her restrained.  Preferably you would want your pet in a carrier of some sort and if that is not a possibility you can always harness him/her in with a seatbelt.  You may think it odd to put a seatbelt on your pet, but it will restrain the animal and allow him/her to be safe while also not distracting you while you’re driving.

Avoiding a Connecticut auto accident can already be a challenge with so many distractions on the road, but when you introduce a pet into the mix it can be downright impossible to keep your full attention on the road.  If you can’t put your full attention to the road, it could have a troubling impact on your safety, your pet’s safety, and the safety of others who are on the road.

Our attorneys can help review your case if you’ve experienced an accident and are injured.  Contact our office for help navigating the process.

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