Q: Can I drive with my dog in my lap?
A: The dog can be inside the vehicle with you, as long as you are not distracted. If you allow your dog to be free in the cab and that dog interferes with handling your vehicle, we have a problem.
If you’re pulled over for leaving the lane of travel or erratic driving, you could be subject to a negligent driving ticket, which is $525.
I’d say that driving with a dog in your lap is not a good idea.
Trooper Guy Gill is the Washington State Patrol recruiter and spokesman for District 1, covering Pierce and Thurston counties. Follow him at @wspd1pio on Twitter.
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