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Driving With A Dog On Your Lap: As Dangerous As Texting?

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If one Tennessee bill passes, driving with Rover in your lap may get you a $50 fine and up to 30 days in jail. <a href=flickr: abbynormey" />
If one Tennessee bill passes, driving with Rover in your lap may get you a $50 fine and up to 30 days in jail. flickr: abbynormey

It appears that the war on unsafe driving has a new and furry obstacle: Keeping dogs off drivers' laps.

Driving with an unrestrained pet in the front seat is apparently widespread enough, and dangerous enough, that at least two states -- Rhode Island and Tennessee -- are considering bans on the practice.

Read the whole story at TheWeek.com

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