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When is a child ready to ride in the front seat

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Over age 12, I believe.


    Answer by 1smartcookie at 2:45 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • It is recommended that children under the age of 13 sit in the back. I've always kept by that rule.

    Answer by layh41407 at 2:45 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Normally it's a weight requirement but it all depends on your state's laws. For example here in Texas, a child (if going by the age) has to be 12 or 13 years of age at least for safety reasons.

    Answer by txsgal at 2:46 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I would say when they are old enough to drive. You have to be careful with those airbags. Now that being said, I have let my dd ride in the front seat for about two miles when we had the back seat full. Other than that it is in the backseat and in a booster.

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 2:46 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • 12-13

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 2:47 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Not until at least 12 yrs old but I think it might be 13 now.

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 2:49 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • 12, but it also depends on the size of that child. My son didn't start until he was almost 14 because he was so small. Now, he is the size of a man and it's safer.

    BTW, those air bags injure the hell out of adults too!! I have a rotar cuff tear from the curtain air bag deploying and slamming into my shoulder.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:57 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • 13 is the legal age.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:15 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

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