It's always scary when carrying our precious little cargo!!
I dont always fasten Susie because we only travel four miles each way at 30 miles per hour or less! But Angel is always in his carrier, however, I will admit he is not buckled in! But again, they are both in the backseat of a small car and not traveling far or fast! And yes, consensus is most accidents happen close to home!
We do not live in a rural area, and I am surprised at how many deer I see either in my yard or near it! It makes me feel bad! I feel like we have invaded their territory!