TALKING ABOUT ‘UNLAWFUL RIDING ON A VEHICLE’
Traffic Stop Tuesday Postings are presented by the McPherson Police Department
This Tuesday, August 4, they are talking about ‘THE UNLAWFUL RIDING ON A VEHICLE’.
(Editor’s Note: We apologize for forgetting to post this a week ago.)
Riding in the bed of a pick-up may seem convenient, but it is VERY DANDEROUS!
The bed of a pick-up truck does not offer the same protections as the passenger compartment, such as having seat belts and airbags.
DID YOU KNOW – Riding in the back of a pick-up is also a violation of the laws of traffic?
According to Standard Traffic Ordinance 115 and 182.2 on UNLAWFUL RIDING ON VEHICLES:
- For persons of any age – –
- (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to ride on any vehicle or upon any portion thereof not designed or intended for use with passengers when the vehicle is in motion.
- (b) It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to allow any person to ride on any vehicle or upon any portion thereof not designated or intended for the use with passengers when the vehicle is in motion.
Before you or your passengers ride in the back or bed of a pick-up truck, take a second to think about what could happen if you are involved in a traffic accident.
Your emoji friends thought about this a little too late and now they are concerned about the possibilities.
(This week – TRAFFIC STOP TUESDAY is SPONSORED by CrossDove Creations)