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Driving with Pets Increases the Likelihood of Distracted Driving

By USClaims

In the United States, there are 43.4 million households with pets. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013 alone there were over 5.6 million crashes, contributing to 1.59 million injuries, and 32,719 fatalities. Since 34.4 million households drive with their pets, it is likely that many of them were also involved – over 80 percent of which were likely unrestrained. A meager 16 percent of people who drive with their dogs in their vehicle properly restrain them. This means that these animals were in a state of shock, if not actually injured.

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