Can you sleep in a caravan while it’s driving?

I’m planning a cross-country caravan trip with a couple of friends. We want to drive in shifts to cover as many miles per day as we can. By law, can you sleep in the back of a vehicle if it’s moving?

Mary Cahill · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It goes without saying that you have an awesome trip in your future! It’s totally understandable to plan to drive in shifts. Fortunately, yes, you can sleep in a caravan while it’s driving.
Keep in mind, however, that most states legally require passengers to be wearing their seatbelts while a vehicle’s on the move. This doesn’t ban passengers from sleeping, though. You just have to remain buckled in.
As tempting as it may be to curl up in the back after driving a long stretch of road, it’s not the safest idea. Unrestrained passengers are at a much higher risk for injury. So, always err on the side of caution.
Plus, you don’t want a traffic ticket to dampen your adventure! Fines for not wearing a seatbelt range from $10 to $200 depending on what state you’re in.
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