Should Kids Sit in the Car Front Seat?

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Driving with kids younger than 13 years old in the front seat is not safe even with a seat belt. Riders in the front seat are more at risk in the event of a Collison. For kids, this risk is even higher. Airbags can endanger smaller kids after inflation. If your child must stay in the front seat, ensure that the airbags are disabled. This is only recommended if the car doesn’t have rear seats.

Car safety tips

Different states have distinct laws on car safety, but a lot of them are identical. Some of these include:

  • Children under the age of thirteen must ride in the back seat.
  • Kids who are not up to 4’9” tall must use booster and safety seats.
  • The booster and safety seats must be suitable for the child’s weight and height. Always check the label for more details. Also, ensure that you read the instructions on the car seat.
  • Find a certified technician to install the car seat. It is better to find a qualified car seat technician to set it up. This way you will be sure that it is properly fitted.
  • Ensure that everyone in the car buckles up before driving. Don’t get tired of teaching people around you these rules. Also, you need to obey them so your kids can learn from your actions.