There Oughtta Be a Law

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

Seat belts for dogs:

A state lawmaker is pushing for doggy seat belts on the advice of an 11-year-old constituent. Marc McCann of Green Tree came up with the idea as part of state Rep. Tom Stevenson’s annual “There Ought to be a Law” contest.

Stevenson, R-Pa., submitted a bill to the House Transportation Committee in June that would require drivers to keep their dogs’ heads inside the vehicle at all times. Stevenson also wants to require drivers to restrain the animals, either with some kind of modified seat belt or in a crate or carrier box.

God bless those limited-government Republicans. Good to know they’re seeking the wise, seasoned council of 11-year-olds before enacting public policy.

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