Pennsylvania Laws Regarding Passengers in Pickup
The laws in the State of Pennsylvania regarding passengers in the
bed of pickups can be found at http://www.iihs.org/laws/state_laws/cargo_laws.html.
Basically the law provides that the beds of pickups are only to
be used for cargo. Seat belts are required in the State of Pennsylvania
for any and all passengers. Passengers sitting in pickup beds do
not have the ability to use seat belts. The Pennsylvania law state
“Persons 18 and older if the vehicle is traveling less than
35 mph; inapplicable to occupants 17 and younger if the cargo area
is enclosed; parades, hunting, and farm operations.” The above
is considered a gap in coverage of the law.