In Maricopa County, AZ or Scottsdale, Arizona it illegal to have a dog with its head out of the window while driving? (Front driver's side - Is it either animal cruelty or distracted or reckless driving?)
28-893. Obstruction to view; interference with driving
A. A person shall not drive a vehicle when the vehicle's load or passengers obstruct the driver's view to the front or sides of the vehicle or interfere with the driver's control over the vehicle's driving mechanism.
B. A passenger in a vehicle shall not ride in a position that interferes with the driver's view ahead or to the sides or that interferes with the driver's control over the vehicle's driving mechanism.
I can easily see this provision applying to having a dog being on the driver's side of the vehicle. A dog can easily obstruct a driver's view and/or interfere with the control of the vehicle. So, this is the most likely provision which would apply.
Is it a criminal or civil violation?
Do you know if it falls under a civil or criminal traffic violation?
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