To all the idiots (for lack of better description) who drive around with their dogs on their laps, it is against the law.
California motor vehicle law 26708(a) prohibits drivers from having anything interfere while they are operating a motor vehicle, and that includes having a dog on their lap. I know of someone who was ticketed by the Turlock police for having a dog on their lap.
Can you just imagine what would happen to Fluffy if you were in a major collision? Your adorable pet would be tossed around your car and injured badly or, worse, be crushed between you and the steering wheel. Not a pretty sight either way!
So it's time to leave Fluffy at home, put both hands on the wheel, and stop endangering the public, including me.