When can my child start riding in the front seat of a car?

When can my child start riding in the front seat of a car?
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When can my child start riding in the front seat of a car?

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Children are ready to sit in the front seat when they are 13 and older. The standard right now is, 12 and under in the back seat. In fact, if we could keep them in the back seat until they were 20, that's the safest place for them, but 13 is when they can sit in the front seat. Airbags are dangerous if you sit too close or if you are too young or too old. Thirteen is when they can sit in the front seat.
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Cynthia Crothers

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Cynthia Crothers of KidzSeatz Carseat Installation Service is a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Specialist in Los Angeles and New Jersey. Cindy is the mother of five daughters and has six grandchildren.  An eager student, Cindy had the opportunity to go through a five day training with Sit Safe, the VW and Audi CPS training program. Amazed at how car seats and car seat safety has changed over the years, Cindy became a strong advocate for child passenger safety starting with her own grandchildren. Thousands of families later, she currently offers detailed hands-on training sessions for parents and caregivers. A parent needs to know how to customize and reinstall their car seat correctly and use it correctly for their child to have the best chance of surviving a crash. Vehicles are the number one killer of children under 16 years old. To Cindy, nothing is more important in protecting children on the move.

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