Pick up trucks in Florida have become increasingly popular in the United States. Pick up truck ownership has increased over the years and so have serious personal injuries to Florida children who are injured while riding in the bed or cargo area of the pick up truck. The owners and drivers of a pick up truck should insure that all occupants are safety in a seat with an approved seat belt. It is negligent to have a child ride in the back of a pick up truck because the risks for injury greatly increase. A recent study determined that occupants in the bed of a pick up truck are 3 times more likely to died than were occupants in the cab. You can read more about the dangers and statistics about Piuck Up Truck Injuries in the article, Children in Pick Up Truck: Injuries at the American Academy of Pediatrics web site. Sure, it can be fun to ride in the back of a truck. It is also the recipe for danger, serious bodily injury and death. No child or person for that matter should ride in the back of a pick up truck. Educate your child about the dangers of riding in the back of a pick up truck.