It’s something that Purebred Breeders Reviews sees often; an owner petting a dog as it lays or sits in his or her lap. While this is fine, add “while driving” to the end of that sentence and everything changes. As much as we adore dogs and love to see them get the attention they deserve, we really have to draw the line here. Luckily, the bill makers in Rhode Island are doing the same.
A bill banning the practice of driving with dogs on your lap is currently a hot topic there as a Cranston State representative attempts to make it illegal, resulting in a hefty fine for all violators. Peter Palumbo, the proposer behind the new piece of legislation, was inspired by a member of his constituent who saw someone driving badly as they attempted to see the road over their dog.
This is usually a space for light and informative entertainment, but Purebred Breeders reviews that this is beyond perturbed by this practice. We love our dogs therefore, we want them to be safe. This habit is not safe for anyone involved, so we applaud the state for even considering the bill. Whether or not it passes is another story. If Palumbo has his way, locals will be charged $85 and $100 for the first and second violations respectively. All subsequent offenses will incur a fine of $125 each.
Purebred Breeders Reviews hopes that more people will quickly realize that this is not only dangerous to dogs, but to humans as well. Everyone from the driver, passengers, passerbys, and other road users are placed in harms way whenever someone makes the decision to split their attention between their pooch and the road. It simply should not be done.
Being a responsible citizen and dog owner means transporting your dog safely, and doing everything you can to minimize the possibility of an accident in the process. Each trip with a dog on the lap goes against both responsibilities. Purebred Breeders Reviews urges their community of dog lovers who visit this blog, and those who are involved with us in any way to raise awareness among their friends, relatives, and colleagues.