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Driving with pet in front may be banned

April 21, 2008 10:17:00 AM PDT
A new California state law is up for consideration this week that could affect pets in your car.The law would stop people from driving with their pets in the passenger seat. It would also make it an infraction for someone to drive with an animal in their arms or lap.

Click in the Eyewitness News Story Window above to watch Amy Powell's report from El Monte. The fine would be $35.

A recent AAA study ranked pets as a bigger distraction for drivers than cell phone use, eating or drinking.

Opponents of the proposed law say pet owners should be able to train their animals so they don't pose a problem behind the wheel.


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