Work Item
ASTM WK86591

New Test Method for Pet Safety Harness Restraint Systems for Vehicle Occupant Safety

1. Scope

1.1 In this test method, procedures for pet safety harness restraint systems used in motor vehicles are detailed.
1.2 In this test method, methods used to test specifically harness restraint systems that can differ from other various products or methods used to restrain pets within a motor vehicle are discussed.


motor vehicle; pet safety; pet safety harness restraint system; safety; pet


A pet safety harness restraint system should aid in the reduction of incidents of pet ejection from the vehicle, reduce the potential for secondary impact of the pet with human occupants, offer the pet better restraint than unrestrained pets in a motor vehicle crash, and provide a better opportunity for restraint and control of the animal at the conclusion of the crash.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F15.05

Committee: F15

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-30-2023

Technical Contact: Joe Graves

Item: 001

Ballot: F15.05 (23-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution