In Kansas, and I'm pretty sure in every other state, riding in the back of a truck is illegal. I learned this very early on because I was a dare devil child that was always begging to ride in a truck bed. The answer was always no, followed by all of the ways I could die if the truck got into an accident.
Pish posh. My seven-year-old self was invincible.
I should have came to Singapore back then.
Not only is it A-Ok to do this here, the government even regulates it (just as they with do other usually illegal activities such as prostitution, but I won't get into that.)
Many many foreign workers travel to work everyday by this method of transport. You'll see them riding in big shipping trucks, small pickups and even dump trucks.
All of those vehicles have these stickers on the back. The round sticker on the right means that this truck is allowed to carry 13 people in the truck bed. The round sticker on the left means that this particular vehicle is not allowed to travel at speeds exceeding 60km/hr. (That's 37 mph.)
The vehicles that carry passengers this way usually (I think always) have a speed limitation posted on them. I guess they consider that since the vehicle is moving that slow, no one will get seriously injured.
There are other reasons I think this is allowed, but I'm not going to get into that while I live in a country that canes people and throws bloggers in jail.
Nope. I'm not gonna say it.
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