I agree. Dog needs seat harness.Any of it. All of it. I'd be more worried about fido launching out the windshield or getting a hamster water nozzle through it's face during an accident. Other than safety concerns the whole operation seems pointless and a lot of work for nothing. I take the dogs on road trips, they go in a crate, they go in the back, they get water when we stop to pee. It's the safe way to do things.