Texting while driving is off limits in Massachusetts. But next door in Rhode Island, state lawmakers are looking to pass a bill that would put pets on the list of distractions for drivers on the road.
A current bill making its way through the Rhode Island state legislature aims to ban drivers from having their pets ride on their laps, according to a Fox News report Monday.
Violators would pay an $85 fine for the first offense, a $100 fine for the second offense and $125 for subsequent offenses.
Do you agree that pets are serious distractions for drivers on the road? If Rhode Island is looking at such a bill, should Massachusetts be next?
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