What age child can ride in front seat of car without a car seat?
At least 13.
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Any age, provided the child is using the correct restraint. . However, in the UK the combination of a front airbag and a rear-facing child safety seat is illegal. . If you are putting a baby in the front seat with a rear-facing safety seat, any front airbag in that seat must be deactivated.. …see http://www.childcarseats.org.uk/law/fromseptember06.htm (MORE)
i also live in Maryland and i know that you must be at LEAST 12 years old. contrary to popular belief, there is no age requirement to sit in the front seat. it is only illegal to put a rear facing car seat in the front...but if u have a backseat, it is always best to use it...
Most newer cars have an age or a pound limit sense most of them come with air bags. the front seat of a moving car is very dangerous for small children, as a rule its 12 years old. The age is 9 for a child to ride in the front seat of a car.
They can ride in the front at any age, but I don't know for legal pupuses. I mean in Wy. last time I checked it, it was 100 pounds or 8-9 years of age.
In Washington state children under the age of 13 must ride in theback seat of a car. Children under 8 are required to use a childrestraint.
When the seatbelt fits properly around the person that is when you can ride in the front seat. i would not recommend anyone under the age of 10 y.o
In the state of Wisconsin, must always be properly restrained. Theage at which a child can sit in the front seat of a car is 13.
Apparently, the legal requirement is over 80 pounds/age 8. However, kids should sit in the rear seat with a seat belt on until they are at least 13 years old. Some experts say older, but no younger than 13 in the front seat. Keep in mind what is the minimal "legal" requirement is not necessari…ly the best safety practice. The 80 pounds/age 8 restriction is for a child seat/booster requirement. A lot of cars with passenger side airbags are not going to be safe unless minimal height requirements are also met. Maybe someone can weigh in on what these would be, but personally, I still drive with my 12-year old in the backseat. Please refer to the related link for more information (MORE)
(see the related link for locations and ages) When combined with safety belts, air bags protect adults and teens from injury during a collision. They have saved lives and prevented many serious injuries. But infants and children can be injured or even killed if they are riding in the front passen…ger seat when an air bag opens. Air bags were designed with adults in mind: They need to open at up to 200 miles per hour to protect an average-sized, 165-pound (75-kilogram) male from injury. While this force is appropriate for adults and bigger kids, it can be dangerous for smaller passengers, possibly resulting in head and neck injuries. Protect kids from air bag injury by following these rules: * All kids 12 years old and younger should always ride in the back seat, and in the middle of the back seat whenever possible. All passengers must have their seat belts buckled. * Air bags present a serious danger for babies riding in rear-facing car seats. Never place a rear-facing infant seat in the front seat of a car that is equipped with a passenger-side air bag. # Child safety seats should be placed in the back seat. If you have no choice and must place a child in car seat in the front, push the passenger seat as far back as it will go. # A law passed in 1995 allows car manufacturers to install a manual cut-off switch that temporarily disables a passenger-side air bag. As recommended by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, if you must place a child in a car seat in the front seat (that is, if your car is a two-seater or if the car seat will not fit in the back seat) and your car has this cut-off switch, disable the air bag for the duration of the ride. Be sure to switch the air bag back on when you remove the car seat. (MORE)
Legally a child over 5 years of age or 40 pounds can ride in thefront seat in North Carolina. The state recommends though thatchildren under 12 years of age ride in the back seat.
Usually depends on the car if you look on the warning,and guide signs in your car it usually tells you.I think its 12.
Effective March 27, 2005: all back seat passengers who are age four or older but under age seven must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system. A child older than four years of age and over four feet nine inches in height may be restrained by a safety belt. . It is not illegal under… NYS law for a child passenger to ride in the front seat of a vehicle that has a passenger air bag, but it is dangerous . Recent studies show that air bags can cause serious or fatal injuries to infants, children or small adults that sit in the passenger-side front seat. It is also normally safer for a child of any age to ride in the back seat of any vehicle.. For the best child passenger protection in your vehicle:. Never put a child safety seat in the front seat of a vehicle and face it toward the rear of a vehicle if that vehicle has a passenger-side air bag. . Do not put small children in the front seat of vehicle that has an air bag. Put a child that does not use a safety seat and who is less than five ft. in height in the back seat. . If a child must ride in the front seat, make sure the car seat is installed as far back as possible. Fasten the child securely in the child safety seat or seat belt. An air bag that opens suddenly can cause a serious injury to your infant or young child. . Air bags, used with seat belts , provide the best protection for older children and adults during an accident. . Remember that the back seat is the safest location for children to ride. (MORE)
Legally they can ride in the front after age 8 however it is nationally recommended that all children age 12 and under ride in the back seat.
The age will depend upon the state that they live in, as manydifferent states have different laws. In Kentucky, they must be atleast 7 years of age.
In Arizona a child must be at least 5 years old to not require a child restraint, however, a child restraint need not be placed in the back seat. It is unsafe for a child of under 12 to ride in the front seat if there is an air bag.
\ni dont think it is the age. It is the weight. I recommend over seventy pounds.
Children under 4 cannot legally ride in the front seat. Otherwise, it is suggested that anyone under 12 should ride in the back for the highest amount of safety. If necessary for a child to ride in front be sure to push the seat back as far as possible.
Although there is no law that prevents youngsters from sitting in the front seat of a vehicle in TX at this time, the safest place for a child in a car is in a rear seat, properly buckled into a child safety seat or a booster seat. Air bag safety issues suggest children 12 and under ought not to be …placed in front of an air bag though. (MORE)
between the ages of 1-13 kids must ride in the back. But if your 15 and older you can ride in the front seat but, you must always wear your seat belt. (When 14, it varies on if the parent should allow you to sit up front or the back, for safety reasons, trust me im in the same situation) . I thin…k that is right (MORE)
no a child 12 and under can't ride in the front seat in Florida you also can't smoke with a child under 12 in the car That is not true... this is what I found Florida 's seat belt laws require all front seat occupants to be restrained. ... There is no requirement in Florida law that chil…dren ride in the back seat of vehicles, however, ... they can be dangerous for children under the age of 12 (MORE)
in canada, we go by weight not age and the weight is over 36kg (80lbs) age is approxamitly 8 yrs old but you should make sure your child can sit with a seat belt on properly. if they are too short then buy a booster seat that is the correct height any questions email me at pheonixofdeath@liv…e.com (MORE)
The new law is that the child either has to be 5 foot 1 and over 100 pounds, or 13.
The answer is in weight. You would have to call your department of motor vehicles to find out the correct weight.
As far as I know, it is never illegal to ride in the front seat of a car, however, most auto manufacturers recommend the passenger being 13 years or older.
actually it isn't what height it is how old the child has to be because if you put a child in the car and they are only 4' feet then you can get a ticket the child has to be older than 11 to ride in the front seat of a car
They have to ride in a car seat in the back until they are 49 pounds +
That depends entirely upon your local rules of the road. In most places, it's age 10 over 4' tall and about 100 lbs inweight. That said, there are also entirely practical reasons to consider,other than the rules. It's simply dangerous for many children toride in the front seat.
If a child is between the age of 1-4 he/she has to use a car seat. But once the child is 5yrs or older it's up to parent(s)/guardian.
They can ride in the front seat at any age, but for safety reasons, it is not recommended that children sit in the front seat until they are around ten years old.
9 or over would be a good age but u could start at 7 or 8
it is how tall they are. Front seat belts are not designed for children under 4 foot 8 inches or 1,422 millimeters tall without a booster seat. In most places there is an age limit as well (usually 12 years old) on when children can safely use the front seat of a car. You have to be 80 or more pound…s, 5 feet tall, and 13 years old. 80-83 pounds atleast You have to be 80 pounds and be at least 5 feet tall in most places it depends on the age, i was not allowed until i was 12 you have to weigh 80 punds and have to be 57 inches tall i think your supposed to wiegh 75 pounds but im not sure most people sit in the front when their about 70 pounds About 100 pounds :P P.S. About 10-12 yrs old You have to be kind of over or maybe a little less than 100lb. 80 lbs . At least 75 pounds. 80 pounds and over 45 Added: (in the US) Caution in applying the above answer! This is not the law in ALL states. Some calculate this by the height of the child, and/or the age of the child as well. Check your own state's regulation. At least 75 pounds. Children 12 years old and older can sit in the front seat. However, every state has different laws. Please call your local police NON-EMERGENCY number as the laws are constantly being changed. Each state has its own rules and restrictions. Some states specify 60 pounds or 75 pounds. (I know at least one sixth grader who does not yet qualify, at 57 pounds). Some states don't restrict the seat location but specify use of a booster seat until a certain weight or age. California - at six years or 60 pounds, child may use the front seat without a booster seat. Texas - at 8 years or 4' 9", child may use the front seat without a booster seat. Illinois - at 8 years may use the front seat without a booster seat. Children should not sit in the front seat. Added: This information can change from state-to-state and is dependent on the height/weight/age of the child as ser forth in your state's motor vehicle regulations. Check with your own state's DMV agency. you have to weigh 80 pounds or up Usually the warning signs say "at least 12 years old" which is really an ambiguous statement. People in general should be over 100 lbs. Remember that these bags inflate at around 200mph. you have to be 85lbs but the kids should be at least 9 years of age. (MORE)
no because they are too young and they might not weigh enough so when you have an accident the air bag might not work.
"Mississippi state law requires that all children under 4 years of age ride in a car seat. The law in Mississippi further requires that children ages 4 to 8 wear a seat belt system that meets their age and weight requirements, regardless of where in the vehicle they sit. All drivers and front seat p…assengers are required to wear a seat belt in Mississippi.". http://babyproducts.about.com/od/statecarseatlaws/qt/miss_cps.htm (MORE)
Age differes due to the size, the best judgment is once your child has reached 35 lbs and their average height for there age group
A child can ride in the front seat a the age of 12 or 13.
Laws on age/weight requirements for front seat passengers vary by state. However, a general rule is that front seat passengers should be over the age of 12 and over 70-80 pounds. However, keep in mind that when driving with children, the back seat is always safer.
New York State notes that although NYS does not have a law preventing children from sitting in the front seat, it is highly recommended that all children age 12 and under ride properly restrained in the back seat. Researchers estimate that just by putting a child in the back seat instead of the fro…nt seat reduces the chance of injury and death by more than 30 percent. NYS also says that infants in rear-facing car seats should never be placed in the front seat of a car with a passenger-side air bag. While air bags provide effective protection for adult passengers, the great forces produced by an inflating air bag can injure or even kill a child. In fact, the safest place for children of all ages to ride is in the rear seat of the vehicle. If there is no other option, children in forward-facing child seats can ride in the front seat, but the passenger seat should be placed as far back from the dashboard (and air bag) as possible. (MORE)
I am not sure about NC, but in PA it is based upon weight. Here it is 40 pounds.
The Colorado Department of Transportation Frequently Asked Questions web page states that "Colorado law stipulates that children under 1 year & under 20 lbs. must ride in the back seat; however, the safest practice is to keep children in the back seat until they turn 13." Being able to sit in the f…ront seat is different from being able to sit there without using a booster seat. The same FAQ page states that "Colorado Law requires children to be in boosters (or other appropriate car seats) until they are 8 years old" Best practice, however, also considers the child's height and weight, among other factors, in determining whether a child needs to use a booster seat. (MORE)
California law is not age-based, but weight-based. A child can sit in the front seat at 65 lbs.
12 is the youngest age to safely put in the front seat they way airbags are designed. legally there is no age limit, but if your car has airbags, you will probably kill your child if you crash. there are still seat belt laws. buckle up in the front seat. always.
Laws change form place to place but the average age is 12-13 years. It is not so much a factor of the weight of the child. DiamalerChrysler like any other car company, states that the children under12 years old need to stay in the back seat with a seat belt and orproper child restraints. The airbag …deployment on a child can causedeath or injury. Children age thirteen and older should be safe tosit in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with airbags. If yourchild is over the age of thirteen and you are worried that theymight not be the correct weight to keep them safe in case of avehicle accident, or any other questions with your vehicle's safetyequipment, call your local car dealership. (MORE)
A child should never ride in a car seat placed in the front seat of a car-or in any seat near air bags. Also, keep in mind that your car could have side air bags for rear seats. The center back seat is usually the safest spot to place a car seat. There are some really helpful guidelines for the c…orrect installation and use of car seats on the Liberty Mutual Solutions site. You can find the guide--Car Seats 101--in the related links below. (MORE)
It is the law that a child is out of the buster seat at age 8 and if they weigh over 30 pounds ANOTHER VIEW: There is no uniform nationwide law. The requirement for thiis changes from state-to-state. The only way to be certain is call your local DMV or law enforcement agency and ask.
My research has shown there is no age limit. I looked at this when traveling with my newborn in a standard cab pickup truck.
Although there is no law that prevents youngsters from sitting in the front seat of a vehicle, the safest place for a child in a car is in a rear seat, properly buckled into a child safety seat or a booster seat. Air bags don't replace child safety seats and may increase the risk of serious injury t…o children. Children younger than 12 should never ride in the front seats of vehicles with active passenger air bags. (MORE)
The state of Missouri has specific child restraint laws, designed to protect children while riding in motor vehicles. Missouri law requires the use of a child car or booster seat for all children under four years of age. For kids who are four and older, age and weight stipulations apply. Fines for v…iolating child restraint laws vary, depending on which portion of the regulation you violate. Age and Weight Requirements . According to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), all children under four years of age must be in a child restraint device when riding in a motor vehicle. In addition, all children who weigh less than 40 pounds must be in a child restraint system while traveling in a motor vehicle. Kids between the ages of four and seven, who weigh less than 80 pounds and are less than 4 feet 9 inches tall, must be placed in a booster seat . If your child is four or older and weighs more than 80 pounds, or is taller than 4 feet 9 inches, you can secure her in an adult seat belt. From this language, there are no specific laws in Missouri that state a specific age for children of 8 years or older to ride in the front seat in Missouri. However, your child must be greater than 80 lbs and taller than 4 feet 9 inches. (MORE)
What is the height weight and age requirements for a child to ride in the front seat of a car in Massachusetts?
this was a couple years back but age 10 over 4' tall and at least 100lbs.
The law is 12. But it's all personal choice, up to the parent. If you are in an accident and the child is not activating the air bag it could mean serious injuries. I would say until he or she can active the airbag.
Well if you want to sit in the front of a car, then it matters about height not age. But this rule and measurement changes throughout states.