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CPS is great, in that they are making people more aware of the issues, and that they are doing SOME sorts of testing, even though I don't always agree with their conclusions.
The problem with the idea of putting the carrier on the floor behind the driver's or passenger's seat is that in many cars, particularly if the humans are both tall, there is no room for a carrier in that space. This is exactly where we put our crates in our pickup truck, but we have to fold the back seats up to fit them. They wouldn't fit in any of the family's 3 cars in this position.
That's why I really like the FB page that I posted earlier today. They are real life people, plus restraint manufacturers and dealers, who talk about the safest solutions they've come up with for various size dogs in various types of vehicles. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this, except to say that ANY form of restraint is better than none, and defensive driving will keep you and your pet safest!
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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