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Q: When can children sit in the front seat?

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When can children sit in the front seat?

Children can sit in the front seat when they reach a certain age or weight or height. It is important to be up to date on all of your local laws on child seats. To understand when a child can sit in the front seat.

  1. Check your local laws on children in the front seat.

  2. Check the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) for child age, height, and weight thresholds.

  3. Measure your child to see if they meet any of the thresholds.

  4. If they do not, they should sit in the backseat in the correct child seat instead of the front seat.

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