Q: Is it illegal for dogs to ride in truck beds unsecured? Is it legal if they are leashed? Either way, it seems dangerous.
A: State law prohibits people from transport living animals on the running board, fenders, hood or other outside part of any vehicle unless a suitable harness, cage or enclosure protects them from falling or being thrown. The specifics are detailed in section 46.61.660 of the Revised Code of Washington: