Would you let your child sit on your lap while you are out driving in your car?
Then why do people allow their dogs to be on their lap in front of the steering wheel?
Never let your dog sit on your lap while you are driving. Not only is it a distraction and impairs your vision, but what if you get in an accident?
You are putting not only yourself in more danger, but you are putting your dog at a higher risk of being killed.
Depending on the size of your dog, using a crate, kennel or seat harness is the safest way to travel with your pooch.
Same thing goes for dogs who roam around freely in the bed of a truck. Crating your dog and securing the crate with tie downs is the safest means of travel.