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Is riding in the back of a pickup truck in North Carolina illegal?

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August 15, 2012 9:48PM

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.