Drivers are putting lives at risk by not strapping their dogs into their cars
Drivers are putting lives at risk by failing to strap their dogs into their cars, a study has found.
The poll of 1,000 dog-owning motorists found nearly half (45 per cent) do not secure their pet when they drive.
And more than half of those allow their pooch to roam free in the vehicle on every single journey.
Experts reckon an unrestrained dog can develop projection forces of 40 times its body weight in a crash at 25mph.
Insurance claims can be invalidated if pets are not safely restrained in the vehicle