Is It Illegal to Drive With a Dog in Your Lap?

Is It Illegal to Drive With a Dog in Your Lap?

\" \" In most U.S. states it's legal to drive with a dog in your lap, though that could be changing. Garrett, who is a dog owner and former first responder, said she knows how easily a dog gets excited, particularly if he hears sirens. If a dog jumps in a driver's lap, the chances that driver will do all three are high. For instance, Monteiro says:Pets riding in a driver's lap can accidentally get between the driver's feet and the pedals. Whether or not these restraints — or Michigan's driving with a dog in the lap — will become law is anyone's guess.

About Us

When you want to outsmart the world, you turn to the facts. And the facts are in the science.

Subscribe to our newsletter!