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What is the law in New York State concerning driving a pickup

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What is the law in New York State concerning driving a pickup truck with the tailgate down (open) with or without a load in the open bed?
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It is against NY Vehicle and Traffic Code 1222 to have any passengers in the back with tailgate open. Also, it is an equipment violation to have anything protruding beyond the rear bumper without displaying a red flag under NY VAT 375. Those are the two laws that apply.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Please answer the question I asked. The pickup truck is empty without an passengers in the bed. I't's an open bed pickup truck without a cap or camper shell. Ok. please awnser the question regarding having the tailgate down protruding beyoond the bumper.

Thank you for your response.

That would be the equipment violation under Section 375 for having something protruding beyond the rear bumper without a flag.

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