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POLL: Should Dogs Be Banned from Riding on Drivers' Laps?

Lawmakers are looking to pass a bill that would put pets on the list of distractions for drivers in Rhode Island.

Texting while driving is off limits in Massachusetts. But next door in Rhode Island, state lawmakers are looking to pass a bill that would put pets on the list of distractions for drivers on the road. 

A current bill making its way through the Rhode Island state legislature aims to ban drivers from having their pets ride on their laps, according to a Fox News report Monday.

Violators would pay an $85 fine for the first offense, a $100 fine for the second offense and $125 for subsequent offenses. 

Do you agree that pets are serious distractions for drivers on the road? If Rhode Island is looking at such a bill, should Massachusetts be next?

Weigh in on today's poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

Karla Vallance April 12, 2012 at 12:24 PM
At least it's better than putting them on the car roof, Romney-style. Am I right?

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