under 14 no can ride in da bed
Despite all the tragic accidents people still have passengers in the bed. You'd think that we'd learn but we don't hence, the passage of laws. The primary reason for resistance to a law banning passengers in the bed is that some rural area residents can only afford a truck for utility and passengers. I find that a lame excuse. I see quite a few rural residents with bling and rims on their trucks that they could still afford a sedan or small van.
It seems that "Its not going to happen to me" attitude prevails.
Too many laws because we the people are too slow to learn.