Is it legal to ride in a trailer in Florida?

Trooper Steve answers your traffic questions

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road every week, helping Orlando-area residents become better drivers by being better educated.

Trooper Steve was asked, “Is it legal to ride in a trailer? Just saw a landscaper trailer with someone in it!”

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He said for “obvious reasons,” no one should ride in anything being pulled by another vehicle.

“For reasons like lack of safety equipment or the high likely of something going wrong, passengers are not permitted to ride in anything being pulled by another vehicle,” he said.

Trooper Steve said there is, however, a Florida law that allows a passenger in a trailer that is physically attached to the bed of a pickup truck.

“That would be one that has been completely attached and not chained, towed or another combination of the two,” he said.

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Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol.