Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Driver Distraction of the Furry Kind

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety issued a report detailing the dangers of driving with your dog in your lap.  I've done it lots of times.  I'm sure you have, too.  However, this common practice poses dangers for you, your passengers and your best friend.

From CNN Money:  Caution: Dogs Behind Wheel

Here's an excerpt:
One third of dog owners admit that their pets sometimes distract them while they're driving, according to a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey of people who say they have driven with their dog in their car within the past year.

More than half admit to petting the dog while driving. And 21% say they allowed their dog to ride in their lap. A few said they've done things like playing with their dogs or giving their their dogs water, all while driving.