A lawmaker in Rhode Island wants to pass a law to stop motorists from driving with a dog in their lap. State Representative Peter Palumbo announced legislation this week that would allow police to issue $85 tickets to drivers who operate a motor vehicle with their pet in their lap. The Cranston Democrat said the practice poses a danger to the driver, their pet, and other motorists. Palumbo said he loves dogs, but common sense must prevail when it comes to road safety.
R.I. bill would ban pets from drivers’ laps
| Associated Press January 24, 2013
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