When deciding on modes of transportation, you look for safety, comfort, affordability and durability. The same standards apply when you are selecting transportation for your cat. Choosing the right carrier for your cat is a worthwhile investment, since a good carrier provides your cat an extra level of security and can help make travel less stressful for both you and your cat. Transporting a cat without a carrier can be dangerous for you and your cat. A loose nervous cat can climb anywhere in the car, including under your pedals, in front of your dashboard, or in your steering wheel. If the cat becomes frightened, she could scratch, bite, or impede your ability to drive safely. A cat who is not secured in a carrier can bolt from the car or from your arms and can get lost or injured before you can react.