N.J. Governor opposes dog seatbelt bill

    A recently proposed bill by the New Jersey legislature that would require pet owners to restrain their animals in harnesses while driving has hit the end of the road. At least for now.

    Philly.com reports that if, in fact, the bill makes it through the Legislature, Christie said he wouldn’t put “my name near something that stupid.”

    Proponents of the bill see unsecured animals as a distraction to drivers, just like texting. And while the $25 fees levied from violators could escalate to higher fines, Christie is pressing for other issues like tax reform and job creation.

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