Is riding in the back of a pickup truck in North Carolina illegal?
NORTH CAROLINA LAW SAYS YOU MUST BE OVER 12 TO RIDE IN THE BACK OF A PICK UP TRUCK.
SGT. R. DUANE COZZEN
CLAREMONT NC POLICE DEPARTMENT
updated for 2012
NC law now states you can ride in the back of a pickup if you are the following:
people 16 and older; persons 15 and younger if a supervising adult is present in the cargo area; when the child is belted; emergencies; parades; vehicle being used in agriculture; vehicles with permanent overhead structures.