October 11, 2013

Auto Briefs

Tacoma Fall RV Show throughout weekend; pet restraints put to the test



Tacoma Fall RV Show comes to the Dome
Hundreds of RVs will be part of the 30th annual Tacoma Fall RV Show, which continues through Sunday at the Tacoma Dome. Luxury motor homes with full-size refrigerators and tiled floors will be among the displays. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, free for ages 16 or younger. For more information and a $2 coupon, visit otshows.com/tfrv.
The Associated Press



Many pet restraints don't keep Fido safe

A study of pet restraints found that many popular brands had flaws that could lead to harm. The Sleepypod Clickit Utility Harness rated the highest among the harnesses tested. Subaru and the nonprofit Center for Pet Safety conducted the study of restraints using the same crash-test standards for measuring the effectiveness of child-safety products. The performance data will help to develop the first harness safety standards and test protocols that will serve as guidelines to the pet-products industry.
NWautos staff


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