Skip to comments.Don't drive with your dog
Posted on 06/12/2008 12:59:26 PM PDT by shrinkermd
Keeping Fido with you in the driver's seat is dangerous and should be against the law.
...It's surprising that a bill to ban drivers from holding pets in their laps has been the target of ridicule. AB 2233, introduced by Assemblyman Bill Maze (R-Visalia), has been called a nanny-state bill. That would be true if the intent were to protect the pet. Much as we love dogs, we'll leave that job up to their owners. But if legislators thought hanging on to a cellphone was a driving hazard -- and it is -- what about an animal blocking the driver's vision and ability to hold on to the steering wheel?
Drivers distracted by their pets caused more than 100 accidents last year statewide. But it doesn't take statistics to see that drivers are reaching over, under and around their pets to get a grip on the wheel, that they're making wide turns and can't see cars or people to the left because the dog is drooling out the driver's window. Or that one short stop means the driver either has to use one hand to grab the animal or get a panicked ball of fluff flying into his or her face
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A trap for which all too many conservatives have fallen!
I see a lady driving around our town all the time with her dog sitting in her lap (I would guess about 50 lbs.) and sticking its head out her window, blocking her vision.
It’s a newer car, so I just picture what Fido is going to do to her if her airbag deploys with him standing in front of the wheel between the bag and her face...
He’s GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing. :-)
Oh my god, your pup is gorgeous. Those eyes are amazing.
It sort of comes down to, "You can't do that! Something might happen!"
“Don’t drive with your dog”
That is going to end a lot of late night dating.
He's five months old and almost 50 lbs, and strong as an ox. I haven't tried a fast food drive through yet, I'm not sure I want to.
Quick geospatial quiz:
1... You're driving your car, with pet inside.
2... You make a quick stop.
3... Your pet hits you in the face.
Q: Which way were you facing?
LOL, I used to have a poodle, and she knew what the word “McDonald’s” meant. She knew if you drove up to that window a lady would hand you a bag of hamburgers.
So, she’d get really excited when we drove up to windows. Although, at the drive through window at the bank, when they didn’t give her hamburgers, she’d get really PO’d.
don’t drive with my dog? who’ll hold my beer can?
Or which way were you driving?
Good point! LOL
Just because something is a bad idea doesn’t mean it has to be illegal.
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