This week, a Washington State Patrol trooper took to Twitter to show us how not to travel with your dog. Dogs on motorcycles and scooters are undeniably cute, and there was an older couple in my neighborhood who used to bop around locally on an old Vespa with a Pomeranian in a special bucket and harness. I like to think that this form of travel, with a dog who can handle the stimulation and temptation, is safe. Who doesn’t smile at the image of a dog in a motorcycle sidecar? But now I’m wondering about what the minimum restraints should be, and if there should be a legal standard.
Did the ticketed motorcyclist in Washington cross the line?