|HB 0458||Relating to the Operation of Certain Motor Vehicles|
|Sponsor:||WILLIAMS (121)||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||02/02/95 - Referred H Civil and Criminal Law Committee|
HB0458 Williams, Deleta
P R E F I L E D
HB 458 -- 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.