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.
Can you put a child seat in the front of a car UK?
Children aged between three and 12, or up to the height of 135cm (4’4”) in the UK and 150cm in Ireland (4’9”), must travel in a child seat placed in either the front or back of a car.
Can I put a carseat in the front?
Infants and toddlers should be buckled in a rear-facing car seat with a harness, in the back seat, until they reach the maximum weight or height limit of their car seat. … Never place a rear-facing car seat in the front seat. Front passenger air bags can injure or kill young children in a crash.
Do you turn the airbag off if a child is in the front?
In a post on Facebook, Child Seat Safety says children below the age of 12-years-old ‘are the most at risk when the frontal airbag deploys in a crash’. The post also stresses that for anyone putting a rear facing child seat in the front passenger seat, it’s a legal requirement to first deactivate the airbag.
How old do you have to be to sit in the front seat of a car in New Jersey?
Age 8 and above: A child age 8 and older can sit in a regular seat using a seat belt. However, the New Jersey law does not specify when children over age 8 can move from the back seat to the front seat. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends children not sit in the front seat until age 12.
Can I put my 3 year olds car seat in the front?
Children under 3 must be in a child car seat. If there’s no room for a third child car seat in the back of the vehicle, the child must travel in the front seat with the correct child car seat. Children aged 3 or older can sit in the back using an adult belt.
What cars can you turn off passenger airbag?
Some manufacturers, such as Mazda and Mercedes, have an automatic airbag disabling system. These cars disable the airbag automatically depending on conditions, for example when the passenger seat is empty. If you can’t deactivate the passenger airbag it is recommended that all children travel in the rear seats.