Why do you have to be a certain age to sit in the front seat?
They're making an assumption, that a child of a certain age will be at or above a certain height and strength. You do not want a deployed airbag to hit them at the wrong place and cause damage. And, studies have shown that there is a better chance of surviving a passenger-side impact when you have a higher muscle-mass.
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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
You have to be 12, but if you are over 57 in. you can sit in the front, at any age.
The minimum age should be 13. But no one under the age of 12 should be in the front seat.
In April 2008, Governor Deval Patrick (Massachusetts) signed Senate Bill 2018, dubbed the Booster Seat Bill, into law. This law went into effect on July 10, 2008. This enhancement of the Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law requires that all children riding in passenger motor vehicles must be in a federally approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or over 57" tall. Added: This law is not uniform in all states , and in some it is the age, or weight, or height of the child that determines the answer. Check your own states DMV, or local law enforcement agency.
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 necessarily 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
On this website: http://www.floridadrivers.com/traffic_safety/frequently_asked_questions.php it says that children ages 10 and up can sit in the front seat in Florida. However, most car manuals strongly recommend age 12 due to the airbag. People under a certain height can be seriously injured by the airbag.
12-13 - it also is determined by weight. The average child reaches the right weight around that age
It is recommended that children not sit in the front seat of thecar until they are 13 years old. Passenger side airbags areconsidered dangerous to children.
Every state has different laws about this concept. On average, achild must be at least 7 years old and over 40 pounds to sit in thefront seat of a vehicle.
you have to be at least 10 years to sit in front of a car Actually I have read that you have to be 12 years of age to sit in the front seat of a car due to the airbag. Well, I actually don't live in OR so the person who said 10 may be correct, 12 is just the age in my state.
Taken from the Maryland.gov site : "Maryland's child passenger safety laws do not prohibit children from riding in the front seat. The exception is placing a rear-facing child in the front seat with an active air bag. If a driver is unable to turn off an air bag, it is a violation of law (as well as a terrible danger to the baby!) to place a rear-facing child in the front seat."
as soon as the child can hold, fire, and reload and AK-47 they are permitted to ride "shot-gun" or as they call it "ak-ak"
10 is the new jersey age for a child to sit in the front seat
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Well, from what I know, you have to be, like, ten or something. I believe you have to be 4'5" to sit in the front seat.
You must be at least 12 or older to sit in the front seat of a vehicle
A child must be 12 years old to sit in the front seat of an automobile.
the sun visers in most cars say that children 12 and under should not ride in the front seat. it is really at the parents discression, but also ther fault if they get injured in an accident.
A child under the age of six weighing less than 60 pounds may ride in the front seat of a vehicle when: . There is no rear seat or the rear seats are either side-facing jump seats or rear-facing seats. . The child passenger restraint system cannot be installed properly in the rear seat. . All rear seats are already occupied by children under the age of 12 years. . A medical reason requires the child to ride in the front seat. . A child may not ride in the front seat of an airbag-equipped vehicle if the child: . Is under one year of age. . Weighs less than 20 pounds. . Is riding in a rear-facing child passenger restraint system.
I live in PA and I was told 4'9" AND 12 years old, unless the car has no rear seating.
All children everywhere should be at least 12 years old, be at least 4 feet and 9 inches, and weigh over 85 lbs.
Any age, although if they under about the age of three, the driver is strongly advised to have them fitted into a special child's car seat that is held in place by the regular safety belt.
You can sit in the front seat at any age, but booster seats must beused if required. It's far safer to ride in the back seat and arear facing booster seat should never be used in the front.
Kids 12 and under should always be in the backseat. Most cars have front seat air bags, and these canhurt small children if the bags inflate during a crash or suddenstop. The safest place in the car for children is always in theback seat...Transport Canada
You are allowed to sit in the front seat in Maryland when you are 12
Well, at least weight 70 pounds and be 4;8 or taller in the state of Florida
A child should not sit in the front but a tween (Atween is a person the ages of 11-12) can sit in the front as long as the tween is over 80 pounds.
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.
I was always told that a child can be sitting in the front seat of a vehicle at the age of twelve. This may only pertain to vehicles of California.
It depends on what state you are in. In Washington state, you cannot sit in the front seat until you are 13 years old (RCW 46.61.687(c))
if they are old enough to walk they are old enough for up in the front seat
It's usually 10-12 depending on their height and if the seatbelt will fit around them proplerly.
As of 2006, it is now illegal for any child under the age of 12, or less than 135cm tall, to travel in a car without a booster seat. Since the new laws came into force, Police have been carrying out spot checks on children in cars and if they are not securely fitted following the legal guidelines, the driver can be given an on the spot fixed penalty fine of Â£30 with a maximum fine of Â£500. Where do they carry out these checks? Outside schools. The morning and afternoon school runs are perhaps unsurprisingly the peak times for injury to children in cars. Often parents are parked illegally for a start so the element of rush and 'just get in, will you' creeps in. For more details of the new laws regarding child car seats, please check out the article about New Car Seat Laws for 2006 on our sister site
It is usually not based on height, but rather height. 5 foot 3 is a good height, and the age of 12 and older.
9 years old. My child has been perfectly fine for the last 3 years in the front.
no child 12 or under should sit in the front seat no matter what his or her size is
This question or versions of it, have been asked over-and-over-and-over again DOZENS of times on this site. Without knowing the individual state or country being asked about the only answer that can be given is that this answer varies in ALL jurisdictions. Some go by age - some by height - some by weight - and some a combination of several of these factors. The reason for the law is that should there be an accident, a small person could be injured if the airbag is deployed. Safety is dependent on being the right size for the seat belt to act properly, which is around a height of 4'9". Typical 13 year olds are the right size. The back seat is safest for everyone.
in the front seat of the car it says ,''Children older than 12 yrs. old. The National Highway Safety Administration recommends children under the age of 13 sit in the back seat. North Dakota recommends this guideline.
children in Missouri can sit in the front seat of a car by age twelve
In many states children are allowed to sit in the front seat when they weigh 88 pounds (if i am correct). Personally, your kid might be over 88 pounds but is extremely short and the seat belt might not fit correctly on his shoulder. It would be best not to compromise his/her safety by putting them in the front seat.... Anyways, if your not worried about the states law and you feel your child will be safe, go head and let them enjoy the comforts of being in the front seat.
"There is no age restriction for sitting in the front seat in BC traffic law."
The same age they have to be to sit in the front of any other car. Which is usually 12.
You have to be 13 or older to sit in the front seat it even says it in the front read it
Texas has no preference for rear seat. It only states that they must be in a child seat if they are 7 years and younger and less than 57 inches. Adult safety belt is not permissible. Just a bonus, the maximum first time fine is $25.
13 years old. Kids 12 and under are MUCH safer riding in the back seat.
The child should sit in the back until 12 for safety, but the child could sit in the front when they're 8. They have to be 57 inches or taller.
I believe in NSW you have to be at least eight or over to be able to sit in the front seat of a car.
In New York, US, it is illegal for a child to not be in the backseat in a child restraint until they are 8 years old. In other words, in New York, by law, children udner the age ofeight must be in the back with child restraints. Under the age of eight, they are under 57 inches tall. Which willmean that they will slip right through ordinary American seatbeltsif the driver slams on the brakes.
There is no certain age. You have to reach a certain height and weight so if you are under height and weight then you are more likely to have severe injuries from an airbag. Usually the weight is around 100 lbs and the height is around 5 feet.
There is no law in Illinois regarding an age limit for front seatpassengers. However, the Illinois Department of Transportation andChild Safety Agencies recommend the following: . All children under the age of 13 should ride in the backseat of the vehicle. If you must put a child under the age of 13years in the front seat, be sure the seat is all the way back andthe airbag is shut off. The biggest (usually the oldest) childshould always be the first choice when having to position a childin the front.