Iowa Dog Caught On Video Cruising Down The Road
An Iowa TikToker caught an unusual sight while on 151 North heading to Cedar Rapids from Dubuque. She saw a dog sitting on the back of a truck while going about 70 miles an hour.
"I honestly thought it was fake at first!" Said the TikToker. This video was taken during warmer weather Not in the winter.
The video is short, but it's very clear what's going on... it's a dog just vibing in the back of the truck.
Is This Legal?
Some were worried about the dog's safety and if this was legal.
According to KTVO, there is no law that specifically says driving with pets in Iowa is illegal. State code does prohibit driving with an obstructed view though. Among other things, pets can and sometimes are considered a violation.
Other than that rule, there do not appear to be many other laws involving pets on the road in trucks. Some states do have laws about this, but Iowa did not appear on that list.
The DN argues that even if it's legal, it should not be done.
Regardless of the law, responsible pet owners have a moral duty to ensure the health and safety of their companion animals, both at home and on the road.
They went on to state some statistics,
The number of dogs affected by this unsafe practice are staggering. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that roughly 100,000 dogs every year are fatally injured by jumping or falling from a pickup truck’s cargo area.
Whether you agree with this statement or not, I think we can all agree on how goofy it is to just see a dog just cruising on the interstate.