- Category: Community Columns
- Published: Friday, 31 July 2015 08:40
- Written by Lindsay Curties
She listens to the radio and she reads DiscoverMooseJaw.com and, from time to time, she shares her thoughts. I'm not sure she wants me to share her name but I can certainly share her opinion.
She's concerned with what she calls "distracted driving from a different angle."
We'll call it her "pet" peeve. As she puts it, "The fur ball on the lap under the left arm of a driver who thinks he or she has distracted driving privileges. They typically have an arm around the dog, which tends to wiggle" while the vehicle is in motion.
She says she knows what it feels like to have paws and claws dig into her skin when weight shifts. She also believes dogs in the driver's seat block or inhibit the view of the driver's side mirror. She sees drivers who are barely able to turn the steering wheel while snuggling with their dogs. She wonders why so many people do it and how they get away with it. She believes driving with a dog in your lap may be more distracting than using a cellular telephone.
I think she's right. Do YOU drive your car with a dog in your lap? Stop it.