Dog can’t drive

The Beacon Herald - - OPINION -

What is up with peo­ple let­ting small dogs sit on their lap while they drive? I’ve seen this three times in a week re­cently. The driver has to be some­what distracted hav­ing this dog on his lap while he’s try­ing to drive.

But re­ally the big­ger is­sue is, what if they are in­volved in an ac­ci­dent that causes the airbag to go off? The driver may come out of it OK, but I’m pretty sure he’s go­ing to end up with a dead dog from the force of the airbag.

These dogs need to be crated or at least re­strained with a har­ness in the back seat, so they aren’t in dan­ger from the airbag. Even if the airbag doesn’t go off, brak­ing or the car get­ting hit can cause the dog to be flung about in the car, re­sult­ing in in­jury or death.

Lexi An­drew Wind­sor

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