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This is a great question! I think the answer depends on a few things….
1. Your vehicle - where does the crate fit safely? Somewhere it can be secured with either the seatbelt, or bungee straps.
2. If you hold the carrier, and have to stop short - you will be forced into the carrier and you may have airbag deployment…. So I generally feel that this is not very safe.
3. The pets demeanor. Some wish to be close to their people (usually dogs), many cats like to be covered with a light colored sheet over the carrier to allow light, but not see the world flying by through the windows.