What do you have to weight to be able to sit in the front seat?
Guidelines vary from state to state. In Washington state it is illegal for anyone under the age of 13 to sit in the front seat of a car if a rear seat is available, regardless of height or weight.
The issue isn't as much as weight (although part of the equation) as it is height. When airbags first started being widely available (first generation airbags) small adults, those around and under five feet tall, were getting killed and maimed by their deployment, along with children.
Second generation airbags deploy slower and some are two stage. Passenger seats on cars built after 2006 have a sensor now to determine the mass of what is in the seat and can decided to not deploy the airbag at all, deploy it at low velocity or high velocity.
To answer your question children under 8 years old, under 4'9" tall and/or under 85 pounds should be in the back seat AND in a booster seat. A good gauge for 4'9" is can they sit normally in a car seat without the booster and have their feet firmly on the floor (not tippy toes). The safest spot is the rear middle seat, if one is available.
For the front seat the rule of thumb is over 13-years old, over five feet tall, and over 100 pounds. No matter what, front seat passengers should always sit as far back as possible.
A rear facing child seat should never, ever, be put in the front seat for any reason.
what is the weight and height limit to sit in the front seat of a car? Read More
It is not height but weight that determines when you can sit in the front seat. Read More
If it is 4 foot 9 or 12 it an sit in the front Read More
70-80 pounds Read More
How much do I have to weigh to be able to ride in the front seat of a car in Oregon. Read More
the weight for sitting in the front in for in Virginia is 80 pounds Read More
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. Read More
at least 80 lbs. Read More
VEHICLE SPECIFIC. Read More
i dont know but you have to be 13!! Read More
7 years old Read More
It is probably a weight not an age Read More
you have to be 75 pounds Read More
It is by weight, not age. I think the weight is 40 lbs before a child can sit in the front. Read More
In Illinois, a child must be at least 8 years old to ride in the front seat of a vehicle. The child must be wearing a seatbelt in the front seat. Read More
its not about weight, its about height, and whether or not the airbag in the front will suffocate you when it explodes. happy driving! Read More
It is not age that determines when but height and weight. Read More
it goes off of weight not age Read More
Its not about age, its about height and weight Read More
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In New York at what age can a child sit in the front seat of a car with both front and side air bags?
Age is not determined for this ... size and weight is the determining factor. There is no law in NY that a child can sit in the front seat. Anyone can but the reccomended weight is 100 pounds and 4'11 for the height. Read More
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. Read More
Eighty pounds or more Read More
110 lbs and its 4'6. for height Read More
Yes, if of proper weight and height. Read More
It depend on the height and weight of the child. Read More
40 lbs. Read More
It is not a matter of weight so much as age. Children should be 13 years or older to be in the front seat Read More
California law is not age-based, but weight-based. A child can sit in the front seat at 65 lbs. Read More
You are allowed to sit in the front seat in Maryland when you are 12 Read More
I think that you should be in sixth grade when you get to sit in the front seat. Read More
In Washington State, you can put children over 8 years old secured in a properly adjusted safety belt in the front seat if there is no other practical place for them to sit. Children 13 and under must sit in the back seat when practical. Read More
After looking at various sites as far as I'm concerned there is no weight limit. Read More
It depends on your state law however most states require a minimum age of 12 to sit in the front seat. Also, it depends on your height and weight and if your parents feel it is safe for you. Read More
1o years to sit in the front seat the air bag is dangers but kids 10 and older can sit in th front seat. Read More
I believe it is 14 but i think there is also a weight requirement Read More
4 foot 11 inches and to the weight of 50 pounds Read More
Generally, it is not the weight that is a factor here: it's the height. Read More
It is not age but height and weight of the child that determines when. Read More
It really depends on your weight, but the legal age is 12 Read More
Like 75lbs i still dont wiegh enough. Read More
Age is not the factor, it is weight. And you have to weigh 100+ pounds. Read More
What is the height and weight restrictions for a child to sit in the front seat in a car in Ireland?
It is safe and legal for a child of any age to sit in the front passenger side of the car. They must have the correct child restraint for their height and weight. Read More
how old do you have to be to sit in the front seat in washinton state. Read More
i heard you have to be atleast 12 years of age to sit in the front seat Read More