Rhode Island lawmaker wants to ban driving with dogs on lap; Says it's unsafe

Canine co-pilot could result in $85 ticket

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - No more lap dogs -- at least not behind the wheel.

A lawmaker in Rhode Island wants to put the brakes on people driving with their pooches in their laps.

Under State Rep. Peter Palumbo's proposal, driving with a canine co-pilot in your lap could result in an $85 ticket.

Palumbo says he loves dogs "as much as anyone," but driving that way is a danger to pets and to people.

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