Is It Legal for My Children to Travel in the Front Passenger Seat?

While Florida car safety laws are not strict for children 6 or older, the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles clearly recommends that children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat of the vehicle. The reason is that, when deployed, airbags can be extremely dangerous for those under certain height and weight limits.

Yes, but it has been proved it is safer for them to travel in the car's back seats. Kids under 12 years old are not allowed to travel in the front seat, except for the babies, who must sit in a special device and, very important, the law states that the airbag situated near their seat should not be able to open in case of an accident.

Children with a height of 135 cm can travel in the front seats only if they are wearing adult seat belts that must be adjusted according to their age and weight. Also, pay great attention when installing the child seat in the car. In an impact of 15 to 20 kilometers per hour, a child can be severely injured. Even when wearing a safety belt a child might suffer injuries that can cause death.

A child can be involved in a car accident. If he or she sustained injuries caused by manufacturing mistakes or lack of a proper child seat installation guide while traveling in the front seat, an experienced lawyer could help you win the case. The company you believe is at fault will not be able to use the fact that the child was traveling in the front seat against you in court, as it is perfectly legal.

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