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Is it legal to drive with your pet on your lap?

Do you drive with your pet on your lap? Officer Marcus Trujillo explains why you might be putting your pet in danger.

"There are some things you need to take into consideration. Is there an actual motor vehicle law that prohibits the pet from being on your lap? No. However, is that the smartest thing to do and is that person being considerate of the life of that dog or cat? Here's what you have to remember: any time you're involved in an accident, anything -- and I mean ANYTHING -- in that vehicle that's not secured to the vehicle at the time of an accident becomes a projectile. So if you really love that dog or cat, do you want to be driving around knowing that if you're involved in an accident your reckless behavior contributed to the injury of death of that animal?"

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