The Desert Sun reports that there's a bill in the state legislature aimed at pet owners who let their animals creep into the driver's seat.
Assembly Bill 2233 would fine drivers $35 if they are caught driving with an animal on their lap.
The assemblyman who introduced the bill claims that "in an accident in which the car is traveling 30 mph, an untethered, 60-pound dog can cause an impact of 2,700 pounds." Maze also quotes public and private data that "designates pets as among the worst in-car driving distractions, along with eating and cell phone use."
Do you think this is true? Do you let your puppy or kitty ride shotgun with you?