Is it okay to drive with your pet in your lap?

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Last week, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed 95 bills, “including a measure that would have prohibited dogs from riding on the laps of motorists,” the L.A. Times reports.

The reason? “I am only signing bills that are the highest priority for California,” the governator said.

Petfinder recommends keeping your dog in a crate or carrier while you’re driving for your pet’s safety. But be honest: Do you ever drive with your dog (or other pet!) in your lap? Do you think that doing so should be illegal?