According to Just Drive PA, it is strongly recommended that only children over 13 years of age should ride in the front passenger seat. The expulsion of a passenger-side airbag is too much of a risk for small children.
Children under 13 are often not large enough to safely withstand the impact of an airbag. Just Drive PA states that children from birth to 12 months are required to ride in a rear-facing car seat. Children 1 to 3 years of age are required to stay in a rear-facing seat until they meet the weight limit allowed by the seat's manufacturer. Children 4 to 7 years of age are required to ride in a forward-facing car seat until they meet the weight limit set by the car seat's manufacturer. Children 8 to 12 years of age are required to remain in a booster seat until they are large enough to properly wear a seat belt.Learn More
The youngest age a child can babysit siblings is approximately 12 to 13 years of age. The 12-to-13 age range represents a benchmark and not an absolute. A number of factors play into identifying the youngest age a child is permitted to babysit siblings, including the maturity level of the intended babysitter.Full Answer >
According to Nationwide Children's, children should not ride in the front seat if under 13 years old. By law, children under 4 years old and weighing 40 pounds or less must ride in a safety seat.Full Answer >
Indiana state law has no specific restriction on the seating position of children in vehicles. It does, however, set forth a number of rules regarding car safety for children.Full Answer >
Children can sit in the front seat of a vehicle once they are 12 years old. By the time a child moves to the front seat, she should be able to fit into the seat belt without a booster seat.Full Answer >