- All stress is placed on the chest instead of the pet's neck
- Allows for free movement
- Two positions: stand/sit or sit/lie
- Exceeds SAE standards for human seatbelt tensile strength
- Can be left on all day, in or out of vehicle
- Short leash for dog-walking integral to design
- Easily attaches with vehicles' seatbelt or to anchor points in rear seats or cargo area
- Does not fit tightly - should be adjusted to a loose, comfy fit
- Reduces driver distraction
- Made in the USA
Your pets deserve the best protection you can find. The Roadie Canine Vehicle Restraint was developed from the beginning to be used to restrain pets in case of an accident. It's not just a converted harness, but an engineered restraint, built to exceed the strength of the seatbelts used to restrain human occupants under the same circumstances. Your pet will be able to lie down, sit or stand in place.
There are at least 25 U.S. states that have laws making it illegal to transport an animal over the road in a moving vehicle in such a way that could cause injury or death. In an auto accident a 60 pound dog in a car traveling only 30 mph will hit an object ten inches in front of her/him with 1,200 pounds of force. That’s more than enough to shatter a side window or injure or kill other occupants of the cabin. Even slamming on the brakes can catapult an unrestrained animal into the driver and cause an accident or injury.
Automotive airbags are designed to protect and adult human sitting properly in their seat and wearing a seatbelt. The airbag deploys at nearly 200 mph, and a child or pet that is too close to the dashboard can be severely injured or even killed by the bag as it inflates. The proper place for children and pets in a rear seat, properly restrained. Putting an animal in a crate, even if the crate is bolted down, is no solution. In an accident, the animal can move around inside the crate enough to shatter it, leaving the interior of the vehicle full not only of flying pet, but high-velocity shards of the failed crate.
Adjust your Roadie Dog Harness to a generous fit for comfort. It should have several inches of play in order to be comfortable and function properly. The simple test for size is as follows:
- Put the Roadie on your dog and adjust
- With the dog standing, pull the leash/connector piece in the middle of your dog's back straight up until there is no more play
- You should be able to insert between two and four fingers vertically between the bottom of the harness and the dog's back
- If you can fit less than two fingers, the harness is too small and you need a bigger size
Your pet may very well prefer to be restrained in the vehicle, as the harness will give him/her something to lean against when the car goes around corners or under braking. Some pet owners have reported that animals that were nervous or reluctant to ride in the car are more confident and enjoy even long rides instead of whining or being hard to get aboard.
The harness is attached to the car by simply putting the metal tab of the seatbelt through the loop on the harness' tether and buckling it normally. If you choose to restrain your pet in the cargo liner area, use a steel carabineer, which goes through the loop in the harness tether. The carabineer is then attached to the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system hooks installed in the base of all late-model cars for attaching child safety seats.54.00Brand: Covercraft Part Number: RR24050
Ruff Rider® founded in 1996 as Pet Safe Products by a pet owner Carl Goldberg while he was traveling down a windy mountain road and a car driving up the mountain was traveling on the wrong side of the road. When Carl slammed on his brakes to avoid a collision, his 100 pound chocolate lab was ejected from the seat and thrown into the windshield. The windshield shattered, but fortunately the dog was not injured. After this frightening incident, a new windshield, and a trip to the veterinarian, Goldberg realized the threat that an unrestrained dog presents in a moving vehicle, and he decided to do something about it. Renamed Ruff Rider in 1999. The Ruff Rider design has been awarded two U.S. Patents with multiple claims noted. Car cover, car seat and accessory giant Cover Craft acquire Ruff Rider in 2010.
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