Dog Car Harness / Seat Belt
THE NEW MODEL IS NOW HERE and AVAILABLE!!!
The New Design protected by U.S. Patent Numbers 5,794,571 and 6,450,130 and 7,311,063. The New Roadie is NOT a converted leash. It was developed to provide a safe and secure way for your dog to travel in a vehicle with you.
Roadie features & benefits compared to others:
• Safety – stress is placed on the chest instead of the neck of your dog
• Comfort – the tether/leash is adjustable and allows for movement
• Strength – webbing exceeds S.A.E. standards for human seatbelts
• Convenience – easy to use, can be left on all day in and out of the car
• Vet Approved – designed with input from a veterinary orthopedic surgeon and design engineer
Researched and independently tested, Ruff Rider’s Roadie Canine Vehicle Restraint keeps the dog you love safe and secure while riding, braking or turning, and affords the best protection in extreme situations.
It easily attaches to any vehicle's seatbelt system and the tether acts as a short walking leash for “pit-stops” and all around use. When not in the car, the tether/leash can be rolled up and secured with the hook & loop closure.
Even a low speed collision creates tremendous force, keeping your pet properly restrained prevents injury to your animal friend plus the rest of your friends and family in your vehicle.
For the best protection Ruff Rider recommends that children and dogs be seated in the back seats and all passengers (including the family dog) be buckled into the seat belts securely. Ruff Rider also offers options to restrain dogs where there are no seat belts available.
Airbag Inflation Risk for Pets: Ruff Rider cites imminent danger for pets riding in the front seat.
(Boulder, CO - February 21, 2001) - Ruff Rider Products advises pet owners about the dangers of placing dog's in the front seat of vehicles with airbags. Ruff Rider states, "A dog's head is too low and may be as much as 15 inches closer to the dashboard than a human's when seated in the front passenger position. This is extremely dangerous because airbags deploy from the dashboard at approximately 200 mph." Edward Jetter, Safety Standards Engineer at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, agrees that if a passenger is hit by an airbag before it is fully inflated, the passenger may sustain serious injury or even death.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that passengers' sit at least 12 inches away from the dashboard. National Statistics show that airbags may help prevent fatality by as much as 35% when used correctly. However, there were a significant amount of incidents in which some passengers were seriously or fatally injured after being seated in close proximity to a deploying airbag. Ruff Rider states, "Airbags were not designed for dogs or children. Airbags are designed for adult humans."
Toni Howell of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety agrees that airbags are not safe for pets riding in the front seat, but concludes that they do not have any information or statistics on pets in vehicles. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration also lacks statistics on how many pets are injured in car accidents each year.