Unrestrained Dogs In Vehicles Is Hazardous

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Editor:

We read constantly about the dangers of distracted driving, such as driving while texting or talking on the cell phone. Some states have passed laws prohibiting such practices.

What about the dangers of driving with an unrestrained dog scampering around the driver’s compartment or sitting on the driver’s lap? This seems to be a common occurrence in Payson.

Come on, folks ... the dog may be more intelligent, but it doesn’t have a driver’s license. For your safety, your pet’s safety and the safety of your fellow motorists, please transport your pets in a safe manner and pay attention to your driving.

G. Wayne

Comments

H. Wm. Rhea III 8 months, 3 weeks ago

If someone wants to let their dog ride in the back of the outfit, that's their choice. If it falls or jumps out, then the law can do what they need to do. Otherwise, the only person distracted is you because you're not minding your own business.

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Nancy Volz 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I believe the original letter writer referred to " the dangers of driving with an unrestrained dog scampering around the driver’s compartment or sitting on the driver’s lap" - not a dog riding in the back of the vehicle.

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Kim Chittick 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I am in complete agreement with Mr. Rhea!!!

Yesterday, I watched a small suv try to navigate the corner into Basha's shopping center, while the driver had his head resting on his right shoulder holding his phone so he could hear, and smoking a cigarette, as well.

Perhaps G. Wayne would like to outlaw smoking while driving too!!

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