Lapdogs Allowed

 |  Sep 29th 2008  |   5 Contributions


In California you better not be caught driving and talking on your cell phone, unless wearing a headset.

But you can still take Rover for a ride on your lap and go cruising. Lapdogs are legal, big and small.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a proposal to fine drivers with animals on their laps. The governor says he only wants to sign the highest-priority bills, and this isn't one of them.

I wouldn't think one would need a law to tell them not to let their 150 lb. Newfoundland sit on their lap while driving. Or any dog, because it really is dangerous for both dog and owner. However, I wouldn't think there needs to be a sticker on a hair dryer telling people not to use in the shower, but there is.

Come to think of it, how about the "do not use orally" warning on a toilet bowl cleaning brush, or the sticker on the iron box reminding us "not to iron clothes while wearing them." Of timely importance, since Halloween is fast approaching, a Superman Costume with a label reminding everyone "this garment does not enable you to fly."

Hmmm.....maybe there is a reason for laws, even ones that appear rather frivolous.

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