Even if you’ve trained you place (or train) your pets to stay in the backseat, there’s no guarantee that they’ll actually stay there. As for cats, it’s unlikely that you can train them to do anything. A pet that roams around the car, getting under the foot pedals or trying to jump on to your lap, is a distraction that may lead you to the auto body shop and an insurance claim.
Dog seat belts for bigger dogs, or dog safety seats for the little ones, are a great way for your canines to be safe while still being able to see the outside world. A harness seat belt is a better option than a collar seat belt which can hurt a dog’s neck if an emergency stop is necessary.
Cats and other furry companions should always be in a crate on the rear passenger seat, and the crate secured with the rear seat belt.