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Can my 8 year old ride in the front seat?

Last Updated: 27th June, 2020

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Buckle all children aged 12 and under in the back seat.
Airbags can kill young children riding in the front seat. Never place a rear-facing car seat in front of an airbag. Buckle children in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts on every trip, no matter how short.

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Then, when can a child ride in the front seat?

It is safest and best practice for children to wait to sit in the front seat until they are age 13. The Centers for Disease Control, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and, most likely, even your airbag and car manufacturer recommend keeping children under age 13 in the back seat.

Similarly, can you put a child seat in the front of a car? A: Yes, although it is safer for children to travel in the rear of the car. If you must put a forward-facing seat in the front when there is an airbag present, make sure that the car seat is as far back as possible and the child seat is securely held to maximise the distance between the child and the airbag.

In this way, how much should a child weigh to sit in the front seat?

Even if a 13-year-old weighs more than 150 pounds, they may still need to use a booster seat if they're under 4 feet, 9 inches tall. A seat belt may not fit properly at this height. Some states have laws regarding when a child can sit in the front seat.

When can a child ride in the front seat in Texas?

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