Driving with a pet in the car is not an uncommon practice in Massachusetts. Many pet owners find great joy in taking their pets out for a leisurely drive and love their company as they run errands. Pets can enjoy it just as much, but sometimes they may become a little too enthusiastic and cause a distraction for drivers.
For this very reason, many states have enacted laws making it mandatory for dogs and other animals to be tethered or placed in a kennel while a vehicle is in motion. Massachusetts is one of those states; failure to obey this law can land you a costly citation with fines anywhere between $50 and $200.