If you have to head out on the road with your pets coming along for the ride, there are some safety precautions you should be taking. This will help keep your pet safe, but you also want to make sure that you're safe from your pet being a distraction. If something were to startle your pet, this could lead to you losing control of your automobile. Here are some tried and true transportation tips from MotorTrend Certified of Orlando that you can use while traveling with your pets.

  • Pets should be confined to a crate while the vehicle is in motion. You can also use a harness system in the back seat if your pets will behave during the drive.
  • Your pickup truck bed is not an adequate place for your pet to ride.
  • Bring along plenty of food and water.
  • Take frequent bathroom breaks so your pets can stretch their legs.