A partnership between Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety has been established to test vehicle safety restraints for pets. Local Peoria Arizona dealership, Moore Auto Group, anxiously anticipates the results.
Online PR News – 09-March-2013 – Peoria Arizona – In a new partnership with the Center for Pet Safety, Subaru will fund the efforts of the registered non-profit advocacy and research group in its efforts to test vehicle safety restraints for pets to support its mission to provide safety to both owners and companions.
“We are thrilled to have the support of Subaru as its love for pets is as deep as ours,” said Founder and CEO of Center for Pet Safety Lindsey Wolko. “We have received requests from all over the world from manufacturers who want guidance on developing a safer harness and, through this partnership, we can finally conduct additional testing to help develop a suitable standard, provide the needed knowledge-base to manufacturers, as well as determine the top performers.”
With a lack of performance standards and test protocols, Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety will conduct testing of vehicle safety restraints for pets in order to establish criteria for such products and promote those that perform most optimally.
Through previous trials, the Center for Pet Safety has concluded that no current products provide the proper safety for not only pets, but owners as well. Studies were conducted with a 55-pound dummy pet in a collision at 30 miles per hour where many products allowed serious and, even fatal, injuries to both subjects.
“The Center for Pet Safety conducted a pilot study which showed that the majority of pet safety restraints currently on the market do not provide acceptable protection in a crash situation,” said Director of Subaru Corporate Communications Michael McHale. “As many of our owners have dogs, we feel it’s our responsibility to help them keep their pets as safe as possible when they journey with us.”
Live animals will not be utilized to test vehicle safety restraints for pets. Crash dummies will be specially designed to serve as a realistic representation of an animal and motor vehicle safety standards used to test child seats will be employed.
Appropriately enough, the home of Subaru has rallied its support regarding the issue. New Jersey lawmakers have begun to discuss mandatory vehicle safety restraints for pets.
Local Peoria Arizona dealership, Moore Auto Group, is excited for the new Subaru partnership. Visit the dealership at 8600 W Bell Rd or call 888.523.3978 to learn more about its partnership with the Center for Pet Safety.
Find the latest progress of the studies by connecting with Moore Auto Group on Facebook at facebook.com/moorechryslerjeep or on Twitter at twitter.com/PeoriaSubaru.
About Moore Auto Group
Moore Auto Group of Peoria Arizona sells and services all makes and models to the Phoenix area, but specializes in Chrysler, Jeep, and Subaru. Parts and finance are also elements of our dealership. Check out mooreauto.com for more information.