What is the legal age and height a child is able to ride in the front seat in MN?
The child will have to be 13 years old, at least 4ft 6in, and 85+ lbs.
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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.
(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.
The new law is that the child either has to be 5 foot 1 or over 100 pounds.
Nevada children under the age of 12 need to be properly restrained 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.
The state of Wisconsin does not have a law that specifies when achild is allowed to ride in the front seat. The state doesrecommend that children ride in the back seat until they're 13.
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.
By law, the PSP states that a child may ride in the front seatafter 8 years old / 4'9"/ 80 lbs.; however, the state police strongly recommend that all children under 11 years of ageride in the back seat rather than the front!
I have always thought that you had to be a certain weight to be in the front seat in Idaho. I think it is 60ib but I don't really know.
Usually a child should be 13 or older to ride in the front seat. If the child is too small then the front airbags can be dangerous and they may still need a booster seat. When they outgrow booster seats then they should be large enough to ride on the seat with just seatbelts. Always make sure they a…re buckled up! The back seat is usually safer for all children. Safety first and make sure everyone is buckled. Added: In many states the governing factor is NOT age, but height and weight. Check your local laws. (MORE)
Expert Answers Stephanie Tombrello, child passenger safety specialist . The answer in almost every case is not until he's at least 13 - and passenger safety organizations such as Safety BeltSafe U.S.A. recommend going even further and keeping your child in the backseat until he's ready to drive h…imself. Why? Because riding in the front seat simply isn't as safe as riding in the back. Buckling a child into the backseat instead of the front reduces by a third his risk of death in a collision. In a head-on crash (the most common - and deadly - type of collision), a child in the front seat can be thrown into your car's dashboard or through the windshield. Even if he's properly buckled in, he's at much greater risk for being harmed by objects intruding into the car in the front than in the back. What's more, in cars with passenger air bags (which includes most newer models), the air bags deploy with such force that they can cause severe head and neck injuries to a child. Nationwide, more than a hundred children have been killed by air bags in recent years, and many of these deaths were in slow-speed collisions that should have been minor. Infants and toddlers in rear-facing car seats are at extreme risk from air bags when placed in the front seat because the back of their car seat is so close to the dashboard. If, despite these very real dangers, you absolutely must put a non-rear-facing child in the front seat, check to see whether your car's air bag has an on-off switch, and if so, turn it off. If not, have an air-bag switch installed by a car dealership or one of the specialized companies that have sprung up to deal with this situation. (The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration maintains a list of companies that install air bag on-off switches; you'll need to get permission from this government organization before installing such a switch, however.) If you can't disable your passenger air bag, then have the child who's most securely restrained in a front-facing car seat with a full harness (in other words, the child who's least likely to wiggle out of his restraints, or, if your passengers have all moved out of the car seat phase, your biggest or tallest passenger) ride in the front seat, and move his seat as far back from the dashboard as possible. (MORE)
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.
\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)
There is not an age to sit in the front seat the child just has to be 4 feet and 8 inches tall and weigh at least 85 pounds. At least in MA!
The new law is that the child either has to be 5 foot 1 and over 100 pounds, or 13.
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
The standard recommendation is 12 years old for a child to ride in the front seat because of the airbags. And the seat should be slid as far back as possible.
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.
6 and above. According to Georgia Law: . " ALL children under the age of six, regardless of how tall they are, must ride in the backseat of a car. A child is safer in the back and farthest away from the force of an airbag. Remember that airbags are designed to save adults, and since they deplo…y with great force they can be fatal to children. ". http://www.georgia.gov/00/article/0,2086,5426814_39039081_82157824,00.html (MORE)
9 or over would be a good age but u could start at 7 or 8
Your child must be 13 years or older. Here is an in-depth explanation of the laws pertaining to this subject.
A child who is less than six years of age must not occupy a front passenger seat of a motor vehicle. This restriction does not apply if the motor vehicle does not have rear passenger seats or if all rear passenger seats are occupied by other children less than six years of age.
age limit is 3 with car seat in front seat, without car seat is 6. you can find this information in almost any car under the visor/sun protector. this is in Indiana and may vary from different states.
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.
Occupant restraints law in New York states: Each passenger under age 16 must wear a seat belt or use an appropriate child safety restraint system. The restraint system must comply with the child height and weight recommendations determined by the manufacturer. Depending on the size of the child, t…he restraint system may be a safety seat or a booster seat used in combination with a lap and shoulder belt. Further: For maximum protection, children under the age of 12 should sit in the rear seat of the vehicle. This imply that there is no age-limit regarding children to legally be allowed to sit in the front seat. Age as such does not always apply. Size however (below age of 16) does: A child more than four feet nine inches tall or more than 100 pounds is allowed to use a seat belt that has both a lap belt and a shoulder harness. To use the seat belt, the child must be able to sit straight up against the vehicle's seat back with his or her knees bent comfortably over the edge of the seat. The lap belt should be placed low and tight across the upper thighs; the shoulder belt should rest tightly but comfortably across the child's chest and shoulder (collar bone) without touching the throat. If the seat belt does not fit properly, the child should use a booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt. References: New York State's Seat Belt Law, see below related link. Although the above text have mostly been cut and pasted, this information is not protected by copyright's. The information provided is accurate as of 16'th of April 2010 but may be subject to later changes. (MORE)
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)
California law is not age-based, but weight-based. A child can sit in the front seat at 65 lbs.
Children 6-12 years of age that weigh over 60 pounds must be belted and riding in a rear seat
Every state seems to have different guidelines - some declare a certain age - others go by weight and height. You will have to check your own state's requirements.
My research has shown there is no age limit. I looked at this when traveling with my newborn in a standard cab pickup truck.
Children must be at least eight years old or be at least four feet, nine inches tall in order to just use a seat belt when riding in a car. But it is up to the licensed driver because he/she is responsible for any passengers under 18 years of age.
i think it is 6 years old or over 40 lbs. under that they must be in a car seat n if you have the car seat in the front it must be facing the rear of the vehicle.
As far as I know, it is not set on an age level, but a weight and height level instead for safety reasons. Check the sun guard thing on the passenger side of the car, where there is most likely more information on that subject. A recommended age would be about 13 with the seat pushed all the way bac…k. Airbags can be extremely harmful to smaller children. (MORE)
You have to be at least 13 years or older to be riding in the front seat. You just have to look like you are 13 years of age.
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.
It all depends on the country you live in, the standard is 12 years old though.
You must be 4 feet 9 inches tall or more, but you have to be 12 years of age or older.
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.
The legal age that a child can ride in the front seat in the state of Virginia is 8 years of age. This is because children can be fatally injured by airbags in the front seat.