4 September 2005

Taking the back back seat

When we first arrived in the US this type of thing really amazed us. It is OK under the local law for passengers over 18 years old to ride in the back of a pick up truck (called a Utility truck or "Ute" in Australia).

We have also been surprised that there is even a debate about wearing seat belts. As it has been compulsory in Australia for so many years we always "buckle up". It feels very odd not to have that slight press of the seat belt when sitting in a vehicle. So the option of sitting loose in the back of a truck with nothing between you and the road gives us the shivers!

We saw this fellow last week. It looked as though a baby capsule had his seat in the cab so he got to "relax" in the back.

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