So, basically my question is, do you wear a seatbelt? I always do, but the other day riding in a friends econoline, the rear seatbelts didn't work, so I wasn't wearing one. It's weird when you always wear one. Also, is it a law that you need to wear a seatbelt in your state? The law here, is you need to be wearing a seatbelt if you are in a seat. If you are over 16, you can ride in the back of SUV's and don't need a seatbelt (if in cargo area) and you can also ride in truck beds, just so long your head is lower than the top of the cab, and you are not sitting on the wheel well or the sides of the bed. You also can't go on the interstate in a truck bed. What are your state's laws?