Let me get this straight.
It's bad for us to drive and talk on the phone.
Or drive and text.
Or drive and put on makeup.
But people drive with their freaking DOG on their lap all the time. I see people driving with dogs in laps and the dog really looks like it's in the way.
I remember a few times when I drove a cat (not in a carrier) to the vet. The cat would crawl on my lap, on my shoulders, under my feet. The darn thing would interfere with my braking and accelerating abilities.
And what about the safety of the animal riding loose in a vehicle? We have to strap our kids in like crazy, but not our pets?