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I am traveling to Oklahoma state in USA next week. I am driving my SUV but I have 4 friends going with me and one more person will join us in Oklahoma. I am wondering if there is any legal limitation on the number of passengers allowed in one car in OK. Not including the driver seat, my car has 4 seats but there is some space in the back of the SUV so someone could sit on that. I can't find anywhere that tells the law on number of passengers allowed in one car in OK.

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The only likely legal limitation is that there must be a seat belt for every passenger.

Some states only require seat belts for passengers in the front seat, or under a certain age (such as 13).

But to be safe, make sure every passenger is buckled in, and you will have no problems anywhere in the U.S.


As per the NHTSA summary (‎). The number of occupants in the rear seat cannot exceed the number of available safety belts. Including the citations of the relevant laws on pages 19, 29, 33, etc.

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@Karlson: Thakns for the edit. I wonder if you have a link to that document to add to the answer? (or form your own answer if you want credit for the up votes) – Flimzy Jun 2 '13 at 21:36
Not sure why this link didn't take. – Karlson Jun 2 '13 at 21:55
@Karlson: I think maybe it doesn't like linking to PDFs. But at any rate, thanks for the update. – Flimzy Jun 2 '13 at 21:57

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