A couple of things to think of if your dog travels in your vehicle. 1. Prevention, a dog is no different than a child as far as the unfortunate possibilities if unrestrained during an accident. Think about limiting the impact with perhaps a kennel, a barrier of sorts making their space limited, a seatbelt (there are many kinds), or if in the back of a truck again perhaps a kennel strapped in or at least a canopy.
2. Preparation. If/when in an accident do you have a collar and leash for your dog? If you're injured who can the emergency services contact to care for your dog whether it means taking them home or to a vet? If you can't speak on behalf of your dog, is the needed info on your dog's collar or in your wallet? Those stickers a lot of us have on our house doors alerting Emergency Services that a pet may be in need of help, why not have one on your vehicle?
There are so many idea's on vehicle safety for your dog, care to share?
This is Quincy in her seat belt. It's measured so she won't hit the dash if in the front seat where there is no airbag. An airbag would hurt her much like a small child. Her seat belt is styled to hitch up on a line across the extended cab between the coat hooks. We both like it as it means she can spin and spin and not get twisted in it.