Originally Posted by Mimsy
I thought this over very carefully since I do have a special love of animals, and I wondered: I never heard of an accident where an unrestrained animal became a flying object that interfered with a drive. I live in a big city with news about almost everything that happens, yet I never heard of this. I tried to find statistics, but couldn't. Is this really a problem?
well there's no statistics but it is true that anything not restrained or secured is a flying object in case of accident - a person, purse, dog, coins, anything.
accident statistic gathered by DOT is this - http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx