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Pet insurer says dogs should never stick their heads out of car windows

Pet insurer says dogs should never stick their heads out of car windows
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A pet insurer says dogs should be banned from sticking their heads out of car windows.

New research from Direct Line Pet Insurance, found almost half of motorists allowed their pet to stick their head out of a window during a car ride, with 28 per cent sustaining an injury.

The study of British drivers found 18 per cent who didn't buckle their dog in the car, had a crash while driving with their pet in the past five years.

In Ireland, motorists are legally required to restrain their dog while in a car, so they won't distract the driver.

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According to the animal humane society, kennels are the best way to keep your pooch safeΒ and ensure they aren't distracting you while you navigate and drive.

However, if you'd prefer to keep an eye on your buddy during your trip, you can purchase a harness or car seat that buckles into your vehicle's seatbelt system.

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