Whenever summertime rolls around, as a child, I would always get excited to get a popsicle and climb into the bed of a pickup truck and have my uncle drive me around.

Nothing hits better than an open road and the wind in your hair.

However, as a grown-up, I wonder if I was making the best decision riding in the bed of the truck.

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There are a lot of dangers that can come with that.

Have you ever wondered if it is legal to ride in a pickup truck bed?

Can You Legally Ride In A Pickup Bed In Michigan?



It is giving yes and no...

Michigan's website says that

"It is unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to ride in the open bed of a pickup at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour on a public roadway."

So from that, if you are over the age of 18, you can ride in the back of a pickup truck. That seems a little strange to me.
However, they do say that it is still very dangerous to ride in the back of a pickup truck, especially if it is going faster than 15 miles per hour with other cars around it.
If you want more details about it, it is covered in MCL 257.682b.
If you drive any of the following vehicles, this law does not apply to you:
  • A motor vehicle operated as part of a parade pursuant to a permit issued by the governmental unit with jurisdiction over the highway or street.
  • A military motor vehicle.
  • An authorized emergency vehicle.
  • A motor vehicle controlled or operated by an employer or an employee of a farm operation, construction business, or similar enterprise during the course of work activities.
  • A motor vehicle that is used to transport a search and rescue team to and from the site of an emergency.

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