Peter Palumbo en Palumbo seeks to ban dogs on laps while driving <p>State Representative Peter G. Palumbo, a Democrat from Cranston, has introduced legislation that would ban drivers in Rhode Island from operating a vehicle with dogs on their laps.&nbsp; The legislation would allow tickets to be issued at 85 dollars for a first offense, and up to 125 dollars for third and subsequent offenses.&nbsp;</p><p>Palumbo hopes that the legislation will help curb auto accidents that are the result of distracted driving, likening it to texting and driving.&nbsp; The legislation has been referred for to the House Judiciary Committee for review.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 John Bender 9641 at