If passed, this new bill introduced to the State House would make it illegal for dogs to ride on the laps of drivers.

Personally, I totally agree with this. Every time I see a driver with a dog on their lap (regardless of size) I always think how dangerous it is. When my dog was a puppy, he would constantly try to get on my lap while I was driving, it was a huge distraction. He's a Great Dane so if he tried that now, I would definitely slam into something. Trust me, he tries lol.

According to ABC12, under House Bill 5277, it would be illegal to have your dog sitting on your lap unless the dog is sitting in your lap for a medical reason covered under the American with Disabilities Act.


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