This is Texas. We all grew up riding in the bed of a pickup truck. There's nothing wrong with it, in the right places. But I don't think allowing people to ride in the bed on city streets is a good idea, and this video shows why.

Now of course the state of Texas already bans anyone under the age of 18 from riding in the bed of a truck, with a few exceptions.

  1. if the pickup is the only vehicle owned or operated by members of the household; or

  2. in an emergency situation; or

  3. in connection with a hayride or parade; or

  4. on a beach; or

  5. if they are a farm worker and are being transported from one field to another on a farm-to-market road, ranch-to-market road or county road outside of a municipality.

This refers to kids under 18. It is legal for adults to ride in the bed of a truck at their own discretion. But this video shows how bad it could be for bed riders if there's an accident.

So make your own decision as far as riding in the bed of a truck goes, except with kids. Just know that in the event of a crash, it won't end well for you.

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