|HB 0304||Relating to Motor Vehicle Safety Requirements|
|Sponsor:||BOUCHER||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||01/26/95 - Referred H Motor Vehicle & Traffic Regulations Committee|
HB0304 Boucher, Bill
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HB 304 -- Riding in the Bed of an Open Truck
This bill prohibits any person under the age of 16 from riding in an open or uncovered bed of a truck. The bill also prohibits any person from operating any truck when a person is riding in the open area or bed of a truck. The ridership will only apply when a truck is operated on the state highway system or within the corporate limits of any city. Ridership in an open or uncovered bed of a truck will not apply to: (1) an employee when his employment duties require such ridership; (2) any person engaged in the transportation of unprocessed agricultural products where it is necessary to ride in the open end or bed of the truck; (3) trucks while being operated in parades, caravans, or lawful exhibitions; or (4) a person who is secured to the truck in a manner which will prevent the person from being thrown, falling, or jumping from the truck.