A Pet Links
in Independent Study by
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
(Boulder, Colorado, 2000) According to
an independent study done by Tufts University School of Veterinary
Medicine, "Your Dog" Magazine, Ruff Rider's Roadietm was "the beefiest
of the harness restraints we looked at, and the only one that was
subjected to tensile-strength testing by an independent laborator.
According to the lab report the (Roadietm)…failed at 6,675 and 7025 pounds."
Thus surpassing the SAE standards for human seatbelts in the US which is
5,000 pounds tensile. Tuft's independent study went on to say that the
Roadietm was "very impressive, especially when you consider the average
dog is much lighter than a human…The Roadietm has a number of strong
points. The 1-3/4 inch nylon webbing that makes up the major
stress routes puts it up into the human category of seatbelts. With
seatbelts, wider is better - more comfortable to wear and more comfortable
when you strain against it under force. We also like the way the
belt criss-crosses on the chest and is heavily pleated and tacked
about the shoulders where it connects with a car's seat belt
system…(the Roadie) is our top choice; it's a well though out ruggedly
made restraint…well worth the $40.00 value in our opinion."