In Illinois, it does not matter what the child's age is nor does it matter about height or weight, all that matters is that the child is in proper seat belt Child Passenger …Protection Act (See link below) (MORE)
In the state of Illinois, a child must remain in the back seatuntil age 12. Even then it is not recommended that they ride in thefront seat because they could be seriously inj…ured or killed if theair bag opened. (MORE)
when they are at least 9 years old Added: The questioners state is not given. All states have different rules on this matter . In some it is governed by the child's age, …in others it is governed by the child's height and/or weight, or a combination of all three. Contact your local law enforcement or DMV office for the correct answer to this question for your state. (MORE)
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." (MORE)
Step one: Open door..
Step Two: Lower your butt towards the seat, keeping clearance between your body and the car. Don't hit your head. Don't sit with any part of your body o…ff of the seat or outside of the door..
Step 3: Adjust your butt to a comfortable position. This can be difficult if you have hemmorhoids..
Step 4: Check to make sure all parts of your body are inside of the vehicle. If they are, close the door making sure you don't pinch or slam any part of your body in the vehicle door..
Step 5: Put on your seatbelt. Make sure it clicks. Do not pinch any part of your hand or buttocks in the seat belt clasp. Keep clothing and other obstacles away from the clasp when fastening..
Step 6: Make sure you have adequate clearance for your legs by adjusting the seat as necessary with either the front bar under your seat or the fancy switches on some models..
Step 7: Keep your mouth shut, and don't distract the driver or mess with the radio station. Don't interfere with the driver at all, or touch any of the instuments used to control the vehicle, or you will no longer be a passenger by definition..
Step 8: Take the quiet time as an opportunity to reflect on your life, and think about why you asked such a mundane question. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
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 t…he 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. (MORE)
There are state and federal laws mandating a child's seatingposition and the use of child restraints systems. The current recommendation is a child restraint system (car seat… /booster seat) for children up to 14 years of age or up to 80 lb. This goes hand in hand with children in the front passenger seat - as air bags and most child restraint systemsshould not be used together - therefore a childunder 80 lbs belongs in the back seat, if available. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No.213 - Child restraint systems, are recommended forchildren up to 65 lb. and at least 8 years of age. Laws that vary by state are similar to thefollowing (state laws): .
11 years and younger and 65 inches or less must be in rearseat if passenger airbag is active .
11 years and younger and less than 100 pounds must be inrear seat if available .
8 years and younger and less than 4'9" must be in rear seat ifavailable; rear seat recommended for children 9 through12 .
Younger than 1 and less than 20 pounds in a rear-facing infantseat (new research is recommending for children under 4 years to berear facing) .
1 through 4 years and more than 20 pounds in a childrestraint .
4 through 15 years who are either shorter than 57 inches or whoweigh more than 20 lbs but less than 65 lbs in a booster. (MORE)