Distractions are more than cell phones

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Checkmate 260532

Distractions are more than cell phones.  They come in all shapes and sizes.  This picture shows a perfect example of one of the craziest distractions I witness on a daily basis.  Yes, cell phones are bad, talking, texting, horrible distractions.  But driving with a dog on your lap is just as bad.  If you are a true animal lover, invest in a pet car seat.  There are several different styles and types of pet car seats and they appear to be very easy to get the pet in and out and comfortable as well.  There are booster seats, harnesses, and strap in buckle down seats similar to a childs car seat.  It is really quite interesting how far along this technology has come.  Most of these seats are for the smaller dogs, but those are the dogs that would be sitting on your lap in the front seat.    be safe out there and buckle up....your pet!   We have lots of interactive information on our website Johnsoncityhomebuyer.com

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Kathy Streib
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Hi Cindy- I see this all of the time as well. Besides being a distraction, if you have to stop suddenly or have an accident, your pet is a flying projectile. Buckle them in!

May 25, 2019 06:52 PM #1
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Kathy Streib
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                                 Thank you, Cindy. 

May 25, 2019 07:54 PM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Cindy Edwards I think using one arm with a pet in it is as dangerous as a cell phone....

May 26, 2019 04:00 AM #3
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Cindy Edwards
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I agree Barbara.  I see it all the time too.

May 26, 2019 04:25 AM #4
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Cindy Edwards
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Thank you Kathy!  I'm excited.

May 26, 2019 04:26 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Cindy. I have four rescues and understand this and agree too.

May 26, 2019 05:12 AM #6
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Liz has multiple pet seats in her car and none of the Chihuahuas travel loose.

May 26, 2019 05:21 AM #7
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Great reminder, Cindy, that pets can be a distraction in the car. We never had dogs small enough to sit on laps, but even with larger dogs, they were always contained when in the car.

May 26, 2019 05:26 AM #8
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Cindy Edwards - oh yes, that is most certainly a distraction and anything that interferes with concentation on the road should be stopped.

May 26, 2019 05:51 AM #9
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Cindy - this common sense approach proves "I care about my pets" is more than lip service.  A truly caring act.  

May 26, 2019 05:55 AM #10
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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How right you ARE !  The first time in the car with my first cat many years ago I learned that lesson...she thought under the gas pedal was a good place to "hide" !

May 26, 2019 06:12 AM #11
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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I had a friend years ago who drove with all five of her little dogs on her lap. Absolutley insane. 

May 26, 2019 09:08 AM #12
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
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Not only does a dog carrier keep the driver focused, it also protects the dog in case of an accident. I think we all know what happens when something bounces around loose in a car accident . . .

May 26, 2019 10:29 AM #13
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Cindy Edwards  All pet owners should read this - good choice Kathy Streib 

May 26, 2019 01:49 PM #14
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Great post!  I can see why Kathy chose to highlight it this week!

May 27, 2019 07:02 AM #15
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Kat Palmiotti
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Driving with a pet on your lap is the same as driving with a toddler on your lap. Neither is a safe choice.

May 28, 2019 03:57 AM #16
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Diana Dahlberg
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Great post. I think everyone with a pet should be reminded of the safety that comes when you Buckle-Up ... you and your pets.

May 28, 2019 12:20 PM #17
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Hi Cindy:

I see people driving with dogs on their laps all the time. I just don't get it. Seems like a potential accident waiting to happen, and having your dog bouncing around in the front of the car if that should happen seems pretty unwise as well!

Jeff

May 29, 2019 09:00 PM #18
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