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April 09, 2009

Driving with dog in lap

I would like to know why driving with your dog on your lap is not illegal? I cannot tell you how many times I see this and how hard it is for the driver to drive with their arms oddly trying to turn the wheel to accommodate the dog.
 
It is illegal for drivers to drive with children on their laps. This is just as bad as texting if not worse. This seems like a no-brainer to me.

Angie Lofton
Olathe

Comments

solomon

....maybe I just have a dirty mind but I can't think up an acceptable comment for this one.

TinaMcG

Actually, I was kinda visualizing the remains of that 2-pound ankle biter having to be surgically removed from the driver's chest cavity.

Marctnts

"...that'll be the last time -- for that particular dog, anyway."

Tina,

The thought of a 2 pound chihuahua or other similar rat-sized dog hitting the passenger window at about 100 miles an hour made me chuckle. Thanks for the laugh.

TinaMcG

Not every stupid habit is illegal -- yet. The first time a driver's side airbag deploys when a dog is in the driver's lap -- that'll be the last time -- for that particular dog, anyway.

Stifled Freedom

Just the kind of thing we dont need. Someone else scouring the landscape for more the possibility of more regulations. And I just read the letter on incarcuration trying to determine why we have so many people in prison in the US.

Angie, are you running for public office?

Kee

I got caught behind a line of cars on a two lane road the other day, the line was moving at 25 in a 55 mph speed limit. This went on for about 10 miles and then the road became 4 lanes. As the long line passed the car doing thiry mph less than allowed I observed a very young lady chatting away on her cell phone and proceeding ahead at 20.......there oughta be a law against that.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

It's even worse when they have a "Yes We Did" sticker, are texting, drinking a $3.89 Latte, messing with their iPod, eating a Tofu bar and running a pink light with their dog on their lap.

Kate

There should be only one driver at a time. But some dogs are excellent drivers.

http://revver.com/video/248045/my-dog-zoe-driving/

 
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