More than half (52 percent) have pet their dog while driving
17 percent allowed their dog to sit in their lap
13 percent of drivers admitted to include giving food or treats to their dog
4 percent acknowledged playing with their dog
AAA recommends that pet owners restrain their pet inside the vehicle not only to avoid distraction, but to protect the animal and other passengers in a crash. So, each and every time you travel with your dog, just as you put on your seat belt when you hit the road, be sure you do the same for your canine companion.