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How to Help Cats Enjoy Car Travel

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Driving Tips, Safety Tips | Comments Off on How to Help Cats Enjoy Car Travel

While this may not be the time of year for traveling the countryside in your car, it will come sooner rather than later, and you’ll have to answer a crucial question—should you bring your cat along for the ride? In the end, this largely depends on your particular feline—your cat may have had few negative experiences and therefore won’t mind it that much, or your cat may have enough early bad memories—becoming nauseous or getting poked and prodded at the vet—that they can only think of the car as a scary place. Traveling by car with an animal can be stressful or even dangerous if done wrong, so be sure to adhere to our simple tips below. Use a Carrier It’s safer for everyone involved if your cat is inside a certified cat carrier while traveling. Loose pets are...

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Escaping from a Vehicle in Water

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Driving Tips, Safety Tips | Comments Off on Escaping from a Vehicle in Water

No one wants to imagine being in this type of situation, but sometimes life doesn’t take the fair path, so just about anybody could find themselves off the road, their vehicle in the water, and their person still strapped in their seat, with the vehicle starting to sink. “If you get on your phone and call your parents, or your sister, or 911, you will die,” said Robert May, who has worked with the Indiana State Police, specifically their Underwater Search and Recovery Team, for 21 years. In this life-threatening situation, it’s not likely anyone will get there in time to help you, so you need to do what you can and save yourself. First of all, you need to move quickly. Vehicles like minivans could float on water for up to ten minutes, but your chances of surviving...

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