I always just assumed that it was illegal to ride in the back of a pickup truck. The thought that it might actually be legal never even crossed my mind. So when I stumbled on the answer, I was kind of shocked. Can you legally ride in a pickup truck bed in Minnesota and Wisconsin? It depends.

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First, every state has its own laws on riding in the back of a pickup. Some of them actually don't have any laws at all that prohibit riding in the bed of a truck.

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Believe It Or Not, It's Legal To Ride In A Bed Of A Pickup Truck In Minnesota.

I seriously can't believe it's actually legal in Minnesota. There are no laws prohibiting riding in the back of a pickup truck. That being said, it's a terrible idea to do that, especially on highways or public roads. Lots of farmers and workers likely ride in the back of a pickup, and that's less risky.

Wisconsin is more restricted by the law but still allows some to ride in the back of a pickup truck.

Usually, when it comes to traffic laws and rules, I feel like Minnesota is more strict and regulated than Wisconsin. Not in this case. In order to legally ride in the bed of a pickup truck, you need to be at least 16 years old and you also cannot ride on the sides of the pickup bed rails. You have to be completely in the bed of the truck.

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