(ABC News) First, it was pedestrians distracted by their cell phones and other gadgets. Now, New Jersey is taking a hard look at drivers who travel with their pets unrestrained.
Under a new law, police and officers with the state’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals could fine a driver $250 – $1,000 for giving a four-legged family member free rein of the car while it’s moving.
"You should not be driving down the road under any circumstances with a dog driving the car," Elyse Coffey, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, told Fox News Radio on Monday. "We don’t want dogs driving with the steering wheel, and we don’t want cats who sit on the dashboard."
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