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Traveling with dogs loose in the car, even if they are perfectly behaved and lie quietly on the seat is terribly unsafe, not only for the dog, but for the human passengers. In an accident, the dog becomes a projectile that can hit with tremendous force.
Dog "car seats" really aren't very safe either. Most have tethers that break in an accident, again, hurling the dog around the car. They also have the dog up at the level of all the glass, another danger in an accident. But any restraint is definitely better than nothing. A good quality crate is the safest option for most dogs.
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