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can you ride in the bed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NRXTM, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    NRXTM

    NRXTM [OP] Well-Known Member

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    going on a trip and wanted to know if anyone knows?
     
  2. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    NRXTM

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    BTW I am in Texas
     
  3. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    Certain laws affect certain states, in Montana you can.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    IndigoTac07

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    I dont believe you can in Texas.


    If you go on the freeway, it will be safer to just take two cars.

    Have fun on the trip!
     
  5. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    arrrghhh

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    How long of a trip?

    I wouldn't recommend it, but as was previously stated laws probably vary from state-to-state. I see it all the time around here in CO, but it never seems like a very good idea. Obviously no one is looking to smash into you, but if someone does... The people in the bed certainly won't fare well.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    Burgman

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    VA it is illegal
     
  7. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    V.T.C.A., Transportation Code 545.414. Riding in Open Beds; Offense
    (a) A person commits an offense if the person operates an open-bed pickup truck or an open flatbed truck or draws an open flatbed trailer when a child younger than 18 years of age is occupying the bed of the truck or trailer.
    (b) An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $25 or more than $200.
    (c) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the person was:
    (1) operating or towing the vehicle in a parade or in an emergency;
    (2) operating the vehicle to transport farmworkers from one field to another field on a farm-to-market road, ranch-to-market road, or county road outside a municipality;
    (3) operating the vehicle on a beach;
    (4) operating a vehicle that is the only vehicle owned or operated by members of the household;
    (5) or operating the vehicle in a hayride permitted by the governing body of or law enforcement agency of each county or municipality in which the hayride will occur.
    (a) Compliance or noncompliance with Subsection (a) is not admissible evidence in a civil trial.
    (b) In this section, "household" has the meaning assigned by Section 71.005, Family Code.



    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/seatbelt.htm




    From this I would say it is legal if you the person is over 18.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    davidpick

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    in washington, you can as long as all the seatbelts in the cab are in use.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    about an hour
     
  10. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    got the kids, guess ill have to take the minivan :(
     
  11. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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  15. Mar 28, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    He needs the rear spring TSB. ;-)
     
  16. Mar 28, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    Throw a recliner and a seat belt back there.
     
  18. Mar 28, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    Sure..if you want to get a ticket or become a pancake when you smash into the back of the cab!
     
  19. Mar 28, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    T Total Tacoma

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    you ca in big GA as long as you as 18+ and don't sit on the sides or the wheel wells you have to sit on the bed floor and i believe not on the interstate. its fun if your cruising around town at mild speeds some friends and i did it in his truck in downtown Savannah a few years back and hollered at girls
     
  20. Mar 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    as long as the person is over 18 in texas your legal. it used to be 12
     
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