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Title 13 . Public Safety
Chapter 2 . General Provisions
Section 495. Riding in and on vehicles and towed objects; boarding and alighting; obstructing of driver's view or driving mechanism

13 AAC 02.495. Riding in and on vehicles and towed objects; boarding and alighting; obstructing of driver's view or driving mechanism

(a) No person may drive a vehicle when it is so loaded, or when there are in the front or driver's seat more persons or objects than the number for which the seat was designed, so as to unreasonably obstruct the view of the driver to the front or sides of the vehicle or so as to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.

(b) Repealed 6/28/79.

(c) No person may drive a vehicle when he has in his embrace, or holds in his hands, another person or any object in a manner which prevents the free and unhampered operation of the vehicle.

(d) No person may open the door of a motor vehicle unless it is reasonably safe to do so, without interfering with the movement of other traffic. No person may leave a door of a vehicle open on the side of a parked vehicle so as to obstruct the movement of vehicular traffic. No person may enter or leave a vehicle when the vehicle is in motion.

(e) No person may ride on an outside part of a vehicle traveling upon a highway unless that part is specifically designed to carry a passenger when the vehicle is in motion. No person may attach himself or a conveyance or other device to a vehicle for the purpose of riding or being towed.

(f) No person may occupy a trailer or other object when it is being towed, unless the trailer or other object is specifically designed to transport passengers while it is being towed.

(g) Subsections (e) and (f) of this section do not apply to an authorized emergency vehicle, to a vehicle used in construction and maintenance work on, along, or above a highway when the vehicle is actually engaged in the specified work, to a person riding in the open bed of a truck if he is seated on the bed or floor of the vehicle or upon a seat built below the level of the sideboards of the vehicle, or within truck bodies in space intended for merchandise, or to a person riding in a parade.

History: In effect before 7/28/59; am 12/15/61, Register 3; am 8/10/66, Register 22; am 12/31/69, Register 31; am 6/28/79, Register 70

Authority: AS 28.05.011


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