What other dangers are you putting yourself at risk of when you decide to drive with your dog on your lap? Aside from being a distraction, your dog can also get in under the seat and in between the pedals. This will increase the possibility of an accident.
Also, in the event that you have you step on the breaks, your dog can accidentally be crushed by the wheel because of the impact or force that comes with abruptly stopping. What’s even worse is if your dog slams through your windshield, injuring other passengers as well.
It is also important to know that airbags won’t be able to protect your pet, but it will actually harm them. The force of an airbag is too strong, and it will cause injuries or even be fatal to your pet dog.