Is driving with a dog on your lap distracted driving?

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In Mantua, Ohio, police will start citing drivers who are distracted beginning Dec. 20. Under the law, distracted driving includes writing, reading or sending texts and using a cellphone.

In a Facebook post, Mantua Police Department said, “In addition, drivers will not be allowed to hold an animal or allow an animal to distract their ability to operate a motor vehicle safely."

They added, “A violation of this ordinance will be a minor misdemeanor for a first offense and if convicted of a second offense within one year, or if a violation of this ordinance causes a vehicle collision resulting in personal injury to any person, a misdemeanor of the third degree."

Is driving with a dog on your lap a dangerous distraction?

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