Rear facing seats

Discussion in 'Visual Mods' started by mccubbinsjl, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. mccubbinsjl

    mccubbinsjl Full Access Member

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    Aug 2, 2011
    H-Town (sort of)
    This may vary from State-to-State but I haven't found anything on it legally saying we can do it.

    Texas says:
    "No Texas law forbids adults from riding in the back of a pickup truck. While it’s not uncommon to see farmers and ranchers in rural areas of Texas moving their workers from place to place in the back of a pickup truck, it’s definitely not a safe choice for most motor vehicle passengers. For those under the age of 18, it is generally not legal to ride in the back of a pickup truck with a few exceptions.

    In Texas, it is a misdemeanor traffic violation for a person to operate an open-bed pickup truck or an open flatbed truck with a child under the age of 18 years old riding in the bed of the truck or trailer. If prosecuted, you could be facing a fine of between $25 and $200."

    That being said, is it legal or not legal to install rear facing bench/bucket seats in the back of the bed against the window with seat belts to allow people to ride in the back without police interference?

    Couple of optional and expected answers:
    1: Don't live in Texas o_O
    2: Do it anyways and fuq the pigs :cool:
    3: Great Question..(Following) :oops:
    4: Not Legal (for these reasons) :mad:
    5: Yes, but only if/with......... :)
    6: Why the fuq would you even consider this? o_O
    7: Get a QuadCab o_O

    Dont limit yourselves to only these options.. be creative and as supportive as possible. We're all here for a good time.

    VIPR PWR Full Access Member

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    My thoughts ... why would you want to do that ... very dangerous.. just look at some of the crashes these things have been in .... growing up some kids loaded up a pickup with 7 in the bed of the truck ... well that was the last time they did that .. they found body parts everywhere, even in trees ... not smart at all ..
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  3. AMS3

    AMS3 Active Member

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    Wise words. I grew up in North California and remember as a kid riding in the back of my dad's truck. It was legal back then, (late 60's to mid 70's), but not sure if it is now or not. Saw a similar crash as you described many years ago, it wasn't pretty.
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