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Opinion - June 13, 2008

Guest Opinion

How do you drive with your dog?

by Melanie Sadek

Assemblyman Bill Maze introduced legislation this session that could potentially affect how you transport your dog(s). If passed, Assembly Bill 2233 makes driving a motor vehicle while holding a live animal illegal. This legislation is actually a good idea for both the driver and the dog. I'll explain.

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Melanie Sadek is an expert in occupant protection with 14 years experience in the traffic safety field and certifications from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She is also the owner of Murphy's Paw, a new dog boutique on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton.


Posted by Grace, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jun 19, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Dear Ms. Sadek -- Thank you, thank you, thank you. Finally, someone who dares to state the obvious: cute little dogs are NOT accessories to complement and enhance their owner's status, sharp wheels, or good looks. Rather, they are to be loved and protected, and that means not risking their lives by placing them on laps for all eyes to admire and fingers to point: "what a cute picture the two of them make... awwwww, do you see that? Isn't that precious?"