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§ 21-1121. Passenger in unenclosed bed of truck

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportation

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 21. Vehicle Laws--Rules of the Road (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 11. Miscellaneous Rules (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-1121
§ 21-1121. Passenger in unenclosed bed of truck
In general
(a) This section applies only to a Class E (truck) vehicle registered or of a type capable of being registered in this State as a Class E (truck) vehicle with a manufacturer's rated capacity of ¾ ton or less, the gross vehicle weight of which does not exceed 7,000 pounds.
In general
(b)(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, this section does not apply to:
(i) A vehicle traveling at a speed of not more than 25 miles per hour; or
(ii) The transportation of:
1. An employee to or from a work site by the employer of the employee; or
2. An individual in a vehicle engaged in farming operations.
(2) This subsection may not be construed as to eliminate applicable child safety seat and seat belt requirements under §§ 22-412.2 and 22-412.3 of this article.
In general
(c) An individual may not drive a Class E (truck) vehicle on a highway in the State while a passenger under the age of 16 years is riding in an unenclosed bed of the vehicle.


Added by Acts 1996, c. 462, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1996.
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-1121, MD TRANS § 21-1121
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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