AskPatty's Tips for Driving with Dogs -- Tip #1
DON’T: Let your dog ride loose in your car.
Keep your pet in the back seat in his crate or with a harness attached to a seat buckle.
Lauren Genkinger, president of Adopt a Golden Atlanta, recommends not allowing your dog in the front seat to avoid driver distraction and injury to the animal if there is a sudden stop or accident and the airbag goes off.
If you choose a crate, make sure it's large enough for your pet to stand, sit, lie down, and turn around in. Always secure the crate so it won't slide or shift in the event of a quick stop. And P.S., it's smart to get your pet used to the carrier in the comfort of your home before your trip.