Most of us wouldn’t think twice about buckling up ourselves or our kids, but a AAA survey found that only 16 percent of dog owners use a restraint to keep their pup safe on the road. Fortunately, some automakers are working to change that, and Czech automaker Skoda just became one of the first car manufacturers to offer a dog-specific seat belt as an option on their vehicles.
Skoda’s doggie seat belt is one of a range of accessories for K9-loving drivers that the otherwise unremarkable automaker has unveiled. And while a protector to keep your upholstery free of hair and dirt is all fine and well, the seat belt is a serious safety feature.
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