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Old 09-27-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Legal to put an adult in the back?

We have a new Unlimited 4-door, but we have visitors coming next week. That's 6 people. If we put an adult in the back cargo area is that legal in California?? It'll be sad if we can't or have to choose maybe to break the "CA law" in America. I'm sure it's probably legal in most of free-America. Just need to know what's up in California?

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Old 09-27-2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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Not in Cali. You can't even ride in the back of a truck legally in Cali unless you have seats and seatbelts installed.

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Old 09-27-2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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Most States say there must be a seat belt for every passenger. Is is enforced here in Texas except for the Mexicans who ride around doing landscaping in the back of pickup's.
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I found a seatbelt law website. CA is the most restrictive state and has the biggest fine too! No surprise there.
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17 states don't have any seatbelt law. Majority of states don't require seatbelts for adults in the back.

IMO, all the states should get rid of their seatbelt laws. Supposed to be free-America darn it. I don't mind employers requiring it for employees. That is OK because you are choosing to work for them. The nanny-state has no business telling me what to do though. That is wrong.
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I was curious about the exact same thing... Now I've got to look for some kind of 3rd row jumper seats. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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I was curious about the exact same thing... Now I've got to look for some kind of 3rd row jumper seats. Any suggestions?
Who is going to sit in this "3rd" row? If you are not willing to do it then I wouldn't even think of making somebody else do it. Safety wise either buy a minivan or take 2 vehicles.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #7
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Here is an option, BUT it is New Jersey! Don't know if it is legal in CA though......

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I found a seatbelt law website. CA is the most restrictive state and has the biggest fine too! No surprise there.
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17 states don't have any seatbelt law. Majority of states don't require seatbelts for adults in the back.

IMO, all the states should get rid of their seatbelt laws. Supposed to be free-America darn it. I don't mind employers requiring it for employees. That is OK because you are choosing to work for them. The nanny-state has no business telling me what to do though. That is wrong.
That would be fine if they didn't have a seat belt law in CA except I don't want to be hit by the occupants of your vehicle when they fly out of your vehicle and land on my hood. Using seat belts is just common sense so you should do your driving in states that have the rules you agree with.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:32 PM   #9
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Here is an option, BUT it is New Jersey! Don't know if it is legal in CA though......
You still can't because the cargo area isn't rated for passengers. The cage doesn't have coverage back there either. So make sure it's the neighbour’s kids and not your own...

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I was curious about the exact same thing... Now I've got to look for some kind of 3rd row jumper seats. Any suggestions?

Teraflex has a bracket kit that mounts a JK flip and fold into the far back of a JKU. If you look at the Sticky for seat covers there are some pics of a members JKU set up that way.
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I found a seatbelt law website. CA is the most restrictive state and has the biggest fine too! No surprise there.
State Seat Belt Laws

17 states don't have any seatbelt law. Majority of states don't require seatbelts for adults in the back.

IMO, all the states should get rid of their seatbelt laws. Supposed to be free-America darn it. I don't mind employers requiring it for employees. That is OK because you are choosing to work for them. The nanny-state has no business telling me what to do though. That is wrong.
I agree, no one in the .gov should tell you what to do with your body or your vehicles. All I ask is you drive only on roads and highways that the .gov didn't have anything to do with building, put your affairs in order so that your actions don't generate any burden that uses any of my tax money, and have a tidy little insurance policy with a DNR is case you fly through the windshield and take out someone else.

Get all that handled and you are welcome to drive in any manner you see fit.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:52 AM   #12
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Never could figure out the seat belt on my motorcycle. Lol
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I thought the helmet was just so I wouldn't hurt myself too!
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I agree, no one in the .gov should tell you what to do with your body or your vehicles. All I ask is you drive only on roads and highways that the .gov didn't have anything to do with building, put your affairs in order so that your actions don't generate any burden that uses any of my tax money, and have a tidy little insurance policy with a DNR is case you fly through the windshield and take out someone else.

Get all that handled and you are welcome to drive in any manner you see fit.
LOL Thats funny,,, but true.
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LOL Thats funny,,, but true.
I agree. I used to work as an EMT. Those that don't wear seat belts become projectiles and often end up dead or missing parts. I will not go in a vehicle that doesn't have a working seat belt.

My previous boss was going to drive us somewhere and the seat belt was broken where I was sitting. I asked him to stop so I could get out and meet them there. He asked if I don't trust his driving. I said 'no I don't, but I also don't trust anyone else on the road.'

If you're not going to wear your seat belt, please make sure your donor card is filled out.
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Everything is legal... as long as you don't get caught

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