Why you should NEVER ride in the back of a pick-up truck! Terrifying crash test video reveals what happens to passengers in a collision
- Startling footage shows how deadly riding in the back of a pick-up truck can be
- A car travelling at 56mph crashes into the back of a truck and crushes its bed
- Crash test was made by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program
A crash test video has shown how deadly riding in the back of a pick-up truck could be.
The dramatic footage, created by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, captures a silver car travelling at speeds of 56mph.
A white pick-up truck can be seen at the other end of the track with dummy passengers sitting in the bed of the vehicle.
The car crashes into the truck and the dummies can be seen hurtling through the air.
The dramatic footage, created by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, captures a silver car crashing into the back of a pick-up truck
A slow motion replay shows the moving vehicle completely crushing the back of the pick-up truck.
The clip was produced to warn against riding in the bed of a truck, as while it is legal in North Carolina for people aged 16 or older to do this, the agency still advises against it.
Across the US and the rest of the world, rules regarding travel in the back of pick-up trucks vary.
In Florida the law requires that if a minor under the age of 18 rides in the bed of a pick-up truck he or she must be restrained, but otherwise it is legal.
The crash leaves both vehicles completely ruined and is suppose to act as a visual warning for others
When the car crashes into the truck, the dummies can be seen hurtling through the air
The law in Ohio prohibits people under the age of 16 from riding in an unenclosed area of a vehicle traveling faster than 25 mph.
In California riding in the cargo area of a pick-up truck is not permitted; some exceptions do apply.
Posted online, the caption to the original clip read: ‘The truck was hit by the car traveling 56 miles an hour. Buckle-up and don’t ride in the back of a pick-up truck.’
The visual warning was published on Facebook around two months ago by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program but other law enforcement units have been sharing the film since then.
Kitty Hawk Police Department shared the video with the caption: ‘It should make you think twice before climbing in that truck bed next time.’