FLORIDA (WKRG) — There is something about riding in the back of a truck that gives people a sense of freedom, but is it legal in the state of Florida?
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Florida has a few restrictions for who can ride in the back of a truck depending on your age.
Who CAN ride in the back of a truck:
- all persons 18 and older
- persons 17 and younger in an enclosed cargo area
- persons 17 and younger on non-limited-access roads unless local law exempts them from the prohibition on minors riding the cargo areas of pickup trucks and flatbeds
- persons 17 and younger on non-limited-access roads in a seat fitted with a safety belt that has been added to the pickup or flatbed; employees on duty
According to flsenate.gov, a limited-access road is the Florida Intrastate Highway System, which “have the capacity to provide high-speed and high-volume traffic movements in an efficient and safe manner.”
WKRG News 5 took a look at both Mississippi and Alabama laws as well. News 5 also looked at if it is legal for a dog to ride in the bed of a truck in Alabama.