DON’T DRIVE WITH YOUR DOG ON YOUR LAP.
The California Assembly just approved making it a crime – albeit a misdemeanor – punishable by a $35 fine.
Doesn’t matter what district he’s in, this guy has my vote just for introducing the bill, which next heads to the Senate.
Y’ask me, a little $35 parking ticket for piloting an Escalade in heavy rush-hour traffic with Fluffy prancing around your face is like slapping a Band-Aid on a sucking chest wound. This crime ought to be right up there with DUI – first offense is a multi-thousand dollar fine, and third time is a jailable felony …
Driving with any live creature in your lap (yes, that is a straight line) impairs your ability to pay attention to the damn road as badly as having guzzled – depending on the vigor of the creature – one to four rum-and-cokes.
(Okay, now cue the howling comments from angry pet lovers whose Preciouses never, ever, ever interfere with their driving. )