For drivers, frisky dogs are as distracting as texting
August 18, 2010 09:05 AM
Much attention has been paid to texting while driving - a behind-the-wheel texting ban will soon go into effect in the Bay State - but feeding puppy treats to Fido while driving can also be risky and distracting.
So suggests a new survey from AAA and Kurgo, a maker of pet travel products. According to the survey, dog-owning drivers engage in all sorts of risky behind-the-wheel behaviors such as feeding and petting a dog or allowing a mutt to sit in a wheelman's lap.