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June 10, 2008

Pet Auto BarrierFor those who have multiple pets or a dog that is too large for the back seat of a car, the cargo area of a hatchback car, SUV, or minivan is the most comfortable place they can be. Pet auto barriers separate the drivers and passengers from your pets so that the pets do not distract the driver. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that between 1995 and 1998, 14% of crashes involved distractions (the cause of 28% of the crashes is unknown). Distractions include anything from cell phones, radios and CD players, other passengers (including pets), and so on. A hyper pet or a pet who is not used to riding in the car can definitely be a distraction. Pet auto barriers can be of wire or netting. A netting barrier has the benefit of being able to stretch and fit into almost any sized vehicle. However, it may not be as durable as one made of steel. A steel wire barrier can also be adjustable but careful measuring of the inside of the vehicle needs to be done to make sure the barrier adjustments will fit. Other fittings would also need to be considered such as the roundness or straightness of the vehicle ceiling or the tire hump on the vehicle floor. However, the benefit of a steel wire barrier is that it is much stronger and more durable than a netting barrier.If you have a large dog or multiple pets, and if you have a car with a hatchback, an SUV, or minivan, you may want to consider a wire pet auto barrier. Prevent an accident by keeping your pets from distracting the driver. If an accident does occur, protect the passengers and driver by keeping your pets from crashing into them, and protect your pets by having a barrier that keeps them from flying through the front windshield of the car.

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