Originally Posted by Pleasantsurroundings
Thank you for your input, can you tell us the safest way for them to travel, dea49?
At bare minimum, in the back seat. I have also seen dogs survive in a kennel/cage with injuries that are conducive to being trapped inside it while rolling around but at least they're alive.
They actually make a dog harness that attaches to a seat belt. You can purchase them from many places.
I have seen at a rollover accident where a person had manufactured a cable between the two back seat roof handles with a center point loop. At that loop he attached a short "leash" that was attached to a harness, that would allow the dog to go to each window but could not put his head all the way out or jump out of an open window..
The vehicle was totaled, the dog was tossed about and shaken up but alive. I don't know if it is completely safe but I am going to make one myself.
Note: Also an unrestrained pet can panic after an accident and run away from the scene usually through traffic where they can be struck by another vehicle. If the pet gets safely away you may spend a lot of time and effort in finding them if at all.