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Renos Towing - Tips When Travelling with Pets
Julie Sussman, et al's (Dare To Repair Your Car) in their book gives us more valuable advice when on the road. Specifically, read below for tips when you have your furry or not-so-furry pets with you. We at Reno Towing Company have had our share or mishaps while helping commuters on the road with with pets. Don't get caught in this hairy situation and heed her advice!
General Car Problems
If, after you've done everything right, something goes wrong with your car; follow these safety guidelines.
- If possible, don't pull off onto the side of the road; instead, get off at the nearest exit and find a safe place to park. If you must pull off on the side of the road, carefully exit your car and put as much distance between you and the road as possible.
- Never park on a bridge, an overpass, or a curve in the road.
- If you're a member of an auto club membership service, call it. If not, call the police or the highway patrol. Don't call 911 unless it's a true emergency.
- Pop open the hood and place a safety triangle 200 feet from the car in the direction of traffic.
Travelling with Pets
Okay, so we told you at the beginning of the "Safety" chapter that we wouldn't be finger-wagging at you for any bad habits. Well, we thought that since we're dealing with pets in this section, a little wagging would be acceptable.
Whether you're running errands or taking a long road trip with your pet, there are things you can do to provide a safe journey for your four-legged friend.
Probably the most important thing you can do for yourself and the passengers in your car – both humans and those who think they are – is to use common sense. Common sense should tell you that if you're traveling with your pet, the animal should be wearing a collar with an ID tag that displays up-to-date information in case the pet gets lost.
Another commonsense practice is to never – and we mean never – drive with your pet on your lap. There is no circumstance that would make this an okay thing to do. We don't care that you've been driving with Mr. Toodles on your lap for 10 years and nothing bad has ever happened. If you can't see that you're endangering your life, your passengers' lives, and other motorists' lives, then consider what would happen to Mr. T if the air bag was deployed. Enough said."