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SECTION 1222
Persons riding on trucks
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 7, ARTICLE 33
§ 1222. Persons riding on trucks. 1. No operator of any motor vehicle
commonly known as an auto truck shall operate such auto truck, nor shall
the owner thereof permit it to be operated, for a distance in excess of
five miles, while there is standing therein or thereon any person or
persons in excess of one-third of the number of persons therein or
thereon:

a. Unless suitable seats are securely attached to the body of such
auto truck;

b. Unless side racks of at least three feet in height above the floor
of such auto truck are securely attached; and

c. Unless it shall have attached thereto a tail board or tail gate
which is securely closed.

The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to persons or
corporations operating an agency or agencies for public service, who or
which are subject to the jurisdiction, supervision and regulations
prescribed by or pursuant to the public service law nor to their agents
or employees when engaged in the business of such persons or
corporations.

2. No operator of any motor vehicle commonly known as an auto truck
shall operate such auto truck, nor shall the owner thereof permit it to
be operated, in excess of five miles, while there are in excess of five
persons under eighteen years of age in the body of such truck unless at
least one person over eighteen years of age also rides in the body of
said truck.