Father lost two V's in an accident with drunk driver, hit the blazer so hard it rolled it, one was thrown and crushed by the truck itself, the other beaten up so bad they had to put her down. There is no safe place for your four legged children, vehicles are not built with them in mind. I have seen so called seatbelts for dogs, but none seem to be really secure, or it is a harness type with twin straps that lock to the seatbelt, but give zero movement to the dog the rest of the time. At this time they usually ride in the back seat. Not the cargo area as it is an SUV. Or up front depending on who else is in the car. Sounds retarded but I am hoping that if something does happen, having them laying down next to someone will at least give the opportunity to grab and hold them. Again sounds retarded, but it is also what are parents were thinking before the invention of car seats. I don't know what I would do if I lost one, they ARE children to me, not a hobby or past-time, or a tool, but an extention of the family. Call me wierd, but I love my dogs, period.