KPRC 2′s Justina Latimer is answering YOUR questions about Houston traffic.
Ask 2: Are there any laws in Texas that state dogs must be “buckled” or secured while inside a passenger vehicle?
Answer: While no law states a dog must be buckled, securing your pet in a carrier or crate is suggested for a safer ride. We reached out to Law Enforcement Liaison Katie Alexander to get her take.
“It is just like any person. If you have a person that is not buckled in, what they become is a projectile, and what that means is they can go flying throughout the car,” she explained. “They could injure people in the car, not to mention themselves. Putting one in a crate, if you can do that, great. But if not, you have to worry about their safety.
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